The Cincinnati Bengals Swap First-Round Picks With New England And Acquire Another Third-Round Selection

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: AFC Champion Head Coach Bill Belichick answers questions during a press conference during Super Bowl XLVI week at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

After selecting Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick at No. 17, the Bengals swapped first-round picks with the New England Patriots, pushing Cincinnati's second first-round selection to No. 27. The Bengals also acquired New England's No. 93 pick, which is the 30th selection in the third round.


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Now the Bengals will have ten draft picks this year, including multiple selections in the first, third and fifth rounds.

It's the first trade-day trade since 2004 when the Bengals traded out of the No. 24 spot, eventually drafting running back Chris Perry.

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