As is tradition, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce every first round selection live from the site of the draft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But, after Round 1 current and past players, as well as sponsors and fans will get the opportunity to announce the picks.
Former Bengals offensive tackle and Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz and current linebacker Vincent Rey will announce the Bengals second and third round picks live from Philadelphia on Friday. The Bengals’ fourth, fifth and sixth round picks will be announced live from the Bengals Draft Party on Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium and streamed on NFL.com. New this year, the sixth round will be youth football-themed, with members of the Holy Cross High School Football Team joining former offensive lineman Bruce Kozerski to announce the Bengals picks.
Round 1, Pick 9 (9) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
Round 2, Pick 9 (41) – Former OT Anthony Munoz
Round 3, Pick 9 (73) – LB Vincent Rey
Round 4, Pick 9 (116) – Anheuser-Busch Representative
Round 4, Pick 32 (138) – Former K Doug Pelfrey
Round 5, Pick 9 (153) – Bengals Legend TBD
Round 5, Pick 33 (176) – Former QB John Stofa
Round 6, Pick 9 (193) – Former C-G-OT Bruce Kozerski & Holy Cross High School Football Team
Round 6, Pick 34 (217) – Former C-G-OT Bruce Kozerski & Holy Cross High School Football Team
Round 7, Pick 9 (227) – NFL Representative
Round 7, Pick 33 (251) – NFL Representative
Additionally, a Bengals season ticket holder since 1988, Pennie Dunaway of Williamstown, KY, has been chosen by the Bengals (randomly by tenure) for a once-in-a-lifetime NFL Draft Experience. Dunaway is one of 32 Season Ticket Members, one representing each team, who will get behind-the-scenes access to the Draft this week in Philadelphia. The experience commences on Thursday with a breakfast to kick off Draft Day and an exclusive invite to the NFL Draft Luncheon, featuring an assortment of NFL Legends.
Dunaway will receive a customized Bengals jersey with “Draft Day” on the nameplate. She will walk the red carpet and hand deliver the official New Era Draft Caps to the NFL Draft Theater, which is located on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Once in the venue, Dunaway will deliver a customized No. 1 Nike jersey from backstage to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as the Bengals’ round one pick is announced.