The Cincinnati Bengals have selected their seventh and final player of the 2016 NFL draft, snagging Illinois safety Clayton Fejedelem. According to reports, Cincinnati attended Illinois' pro day, which included the Bengals newest safety. Fejedelem also chatted with Cincinnati during the weekend of the East-West Shrine game.
Fejedelem joins a roster that includes starters George Iloka and Shawn Williams, as well as backup safeties Derron Smith, Taylor Mays, and Floyd Raven.
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Seventh round selections have usually left much to be desired during the Marvin Lewis era, however Cincinnati has secured a handful of contributors recently. Tyler Boyd and Cody Core will generate competition for James Wright and Mario Alford, seventh round picks during the 2014 and 2015 NFL drafts respectively, who will have a chance to earn their spots on the roster during training camp and the preseason. Offensive lineman T.J. Johnson is a solid backup interior offensive lineman, who was drafted in the seventh round, too. However, being as the seventh round is populated by players that rarely make long-term impressions in the NFL, Cincinnati has usually mirrored the chorus of misses in the grand scheme of things.
Cincinnati's participation in the 2016 NFL draft has concluded.
|1||CB||Will Jackson III||Houston|
|3||LB||Nick Vigil||Utah State|
|5||OG||Christian Westerman||Arizona State|