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Breaking Down Cincinnati Bengals NFL Drafts Since 2003

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Feb 24, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 24, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Now that we've broken down Cincinnati's all-time draft by position and rounds, a more specific need grew to find out regarding trends with the drafts during the Marvin Lewis era. The Cincinnati Bengals have selected 81 total players in the NFL draft since 2003, including nine first-round selections, 10 in the second and 13 in the third. Here's a positional breakdown per round.

Note: We were mindful enough that David Pollack was largely a defensive end and selected as one out of college, but later converted into an outside linebacker (for our purposes, we listed him as a linebacker). We also changed players like Bennie Brazell and Reggie McNeal from quarterbacks to wide receivers.

All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Quarterback 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Running Back 6 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
Wide Receiver 15 1 1 4 0 1 4 5
Tight End 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Tackle 7 1 1 0 2 2 0 1
Guard 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Center 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Defensive End 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 2
Defensive Tackle 8 0 0 1 3 1 2 1
Linebacker 12 2 2 4 1 2 0 1
Defensive Back 13 2 2 1 2 1 3 2
Kicker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Punter 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 81 9 10 13 13 9 11 16