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Breaking Down Bengals All-Time Draft Picks Per Position In Every Round

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By our count the Cincinnati Bengals have selected 580 players since their inaugural draft in 1968. Of those selections, 391 were selected in the first seven rounds with the remaining picked in the eighth round and later (league implemented a seven-round draft in 1994). Cincinnati has selected 55 players in the first round with 11 defensive ends and eight linebackers dominating the top spots selected per position.

Breaking down Cincinnati's history in the NFL draft, based on position:

First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Later Rounds
Quarterback 6 2 4 3 3 4 4 9
Running Back 4 10 4 10 5 5 6 28
Wide Receiver 7 5 8 4 4 6 6 24
Tight End 2 4 4 3 2 4 4 10
Offensive Tackle 6 2 2 5 4 6 6 20
Offensive Guards 0 4 4 5 3 1 4 10
Centers 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 2
Defensive End 11 3 5 3 2 2 8 7

Defensive Tackle

4 2 5 5 5 5 2 10
Linebacker 8 5 15 5 6 5 10 26
Defensive Back 4 11 9 12 9 18 11 34
Kicker 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 6
Punters 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Total Number of Picks 55 49 62 58 48 58 61 189

Breakdown of positions taken in franchise history (R1-R7 is the first seven rounds only):

R1-R7 All-Time
Quarterback 26 35
Running Back 44 72
Wide Receiver 40 64
Tight End 23 33
Offensive Tackle 31 51
Offensive Guard 21 31
Offensive Center 8 10
Defensive End 34 41
Defensive Tackle 28 38
Linebacker 54 80
Defensive Back 74 108
Place Kicker 5 11
Punter 3 6