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2017 Schedule
6-9-1, 3rd in AFC North

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals draft has concluded with 11 picks. They are Washington WR John Ross, Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon, Kansas State DE Jordan Willis, Auburn DE Carl Lawson, Tennessee WR Josh Malone, Michigan DT Ryan Glasgow, Memphis K Jake Elliott, Utah C J.J. Dielman, Oklahoma ILB Jordan Evans, Houston CB Brandon Wilson and Buffalo TE Mason Schreck

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

With their final pick of the draft, the Bengals selected Buffalo TE Mason Schreck in the seventh round.

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Mixon determined to prove Bengals right (1:44)

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CB Brandon Wilson holds the unique distinction of scoring eight touchdowns in six different ways at Houston -- two rushing, two kick returns, a fumble return, an interception return, a blocked field goal return and a missed field goal return.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals traded up with the Titans (who originally held the Giants pick) to select Houston CB Brandon Wilson. The Bengals gave up a sixth (217 overall) and seventh rounder (227 overall) to get the pick. They have one pick remaining in the seventh round.

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Jordan Evans' ball skills were on full tilt at Oklahoma in 2016. He earned first-team All-Big 12 honors after becoming the first Sooner linebacker to lead the team in interceptions since 2005, and finished his career in Norman tied for second in program history for pass breakups by a linebacker (16).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals special teams coach Darrin Simmons said investing a fifth round pick in Jake Elliott doesn't mean he's the starter or automatically makes the roster. He said Elliott will come in and compete with Randy Bullock. Simmons did not mention Jonathan Brown, who is also on the roster.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals draft marathon continues with the selection of Oklahoma linebacker Jordan Evans in the sixth round. They add Joe Mixon's teammate to the fold. Mixon was taken in the second round.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals finally took an offensive lineman, selecting Utah center J.J. Dielman in the fifth round. Dielman will likely back up center Russell Bodine, who was part of the overall struggles on the offensive line last year.

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Prior to his season-ending injury in 2016, J.J. Dielman had started 31 of his 32 career games played at Utah. He flourished in 2015 with the Utes, starting all 13 games at right tackle, leading the team in cut blocks (34) and playing the team's second-most snaps (804) to earn second team All-Pac 12 honors.

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Mixon seeking redemption in Cincinnati (0:42)
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Spain and Kate on the NFL draft

Sarah Spain and Kate Fagan look back at the NFL draft and speak with Jeff Dickerson, Mo Egger and Aaron Goldhammer about their teams' efforts.

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Three-time first team All-AAC selection Jake Elliott is Memphis' all-time leader in field goals made (81) and field goal percentage (77.9), with a career long of 56 yards.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals select Memphis kicker Jake Elliott in the fifth round. They didn't shy away from the idea of taking a kicker when asked about it earlier in the offseason, particularly after longtime kicker Mike Nugent struggled in 2016. Elliott made 21-of-26 kicks in 2016 and has never missed a PAT, an area the Bengals struggled with this year. He is also a kickoff specialist. He set records at Memphis for field goals made beyond 50 yards.

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Josh Malone draft highlights (0:47)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said it was a goal to get faster on all three levels of defense. That showed in the edge rushers they've selected. All have above average speed.

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Ryan Glasgow finished his Michigan career strong, with two sacks and a forced fumble in his final three games. He had just three sacks and a forced fumbled in his previous 32 career games combined.

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Bengals add run-stuffing DT

A powerful grinder versus the run, Ryan Glasgow will never be an elite pass-rusher, but he's strong, crafty and relentless enough to contribute.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals took Michigan DT Ryan Glasgow with their third pick in the fourth round. That's three defensive linemen they've taken in this draft.

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Josh Malone's 19.4 yards per reception in 2016 set a new Tennessee single-season mark (min. 50 catches) breaking a decade-old record, and ranked third in the nation overall. His 972 receiving yards and 11 receiving TDs rank 10th and third in Vols single-season history, respectively.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals took Tennessee WR Josh Malone with their second pick in the fourth round. Malone ran a 4.40 40-yard dash and caught 50 passes for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns in his final season at Tennessee. Malone is 6'3 and 208 pounds, a fairly stark contrast to their first round pick, John Ross, who is 5'11 and 188 pounds.

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After an injury-plagued 2015 campaign, Carl Lawson bounced back strong in 2016 to rank fourth in the SEC in sacks (9) and earn All-America honors. That should be a welcome addition to a Bengals defense that didn't register in the top 20 for sacks.

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Bengals add DE Lawson

Carl Lawson's injury history -- torn ACL in 2014 and hip injury in 2015 -- is a concern. Plus, he's got short arms. On the other hand, he's a tone-setter against the run and a relentless pass-rusher who has violent hands and above-average closing speed.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals selected Auburn OLB/DE Carl Lawson with their first pick of the fourth round. According to Pro Football Focus, Lawson had at least three pressures in every game but one last season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards246.415th
Rushing Yards110.613th
Points For20.224th
Points Against19.78th