But after not getting a receiver in Round 1, they weren't about to come out of Round 2 without one. That's why they opted for Pittsburgh Panthers receiver Tyler Boyd with the No. 55 pick in Round 2.
One of the best college receivers of the past three years, Boyd joined Pittsburgh in 2013 as a four-star recruit and made an immediate impact for the Panthers. He caught 85 passes for 1,174 yards with seven touchdowns, landing him on the Freshman All-American first-team list.
Boyd followed that up with 78 receptions for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns while his 27.6-yard kickoff return average ranked 10th in the NCAA in 2014. It seemed inevitable at this point that Boyd would be one of the top college football players this past season and a first-round lock in the 2016 draft.
But, Boyd was suspended for the first game last season against Youngstown State after a DUI charge from an arrest that took place in June. He still finished with a career-high 91 catches this past season, but only for 926 yards and six scores. Pitt didn't have much of a passing game though as they were geared more towards the run, which helped lead to Boyd's drop in production.
Still, he's viewed as one of the top receiver prospects in this draft, and he'll be an instant-impact player for the Bengals.