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Bengals trade up in Round 6 of 2017 NFL Draft

The Bengals have traded up in Round 6 of the 2017 NFL Draft to grab a cornerback.

The Cincinnati Bengals have made their second trade of the 2017 NFL Draft.

After trading back in Round 2 with the Vikings, the Bengals have traded up in Round 6 of the 2017 NFL Draft with the Tennessee Titans to get Houston cornerback Brandon WIlson.

The Bengals acquired pick No. 207 pick from Tennessee, while giving up pick No. 217 overall in Round 6 and pick No. 227 overall in Round 7. The Bengals now have one draft pick remaining, which will be the third to last selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Bengals came into Saturday with nine draft picks, three in Round 4 and two each in Rounds 5-7. The second of three picks in Round 4 (pick No. 128) was the one acquired from the Vikings. The Bengals don’t often make trades in the NFL Draft, but this year, that’s changed due to the team’s surplus of picks, which included four compensatory picks.

Most of the trades Cincinnati has done in the NFL Draft under Marvin Lewis have been to move back and acquire more picks. The last time this occurred was in the 2012 draft, when Cincinnati moved back from the No. 21 pick to No. 27 in a swap with the Patriots, that also sent a third-rounder to the Bengals. The Patriots used their pick to get Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones, while Cincinnati got Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler in Round 1 and then Clemson defensive tackle Brandon Thompson in Round 3.