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2018 NFL Draft order: Bengals picking 12th

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The No. 12 pick has been a good spot to draft in recently.

NFL: NOV 14 Bengals at Giants Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 2017 NFL season is now completely over and we now know the order of the entire first-round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Cincinnati Bengals will be picking 12th overall in the 2018 draft, three spots behind where they picked in the 2017 draft.

Last year, the Houston Texans traded up to select Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with the No. 12 pick. Had Watson not tore his ACL, he was a lock to win NFL Rookie of the Year.

In 2016, the New Orleans Saints selected Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankings in that spot. While he missed most of the 2016 season due to injury, he emerged to become a major impact player in New Orleans’ defense during the 2017 season.

In the 2012 draft, the Philadelphia Eagles took Fletcher Cox out of Mississippi State. He has since become one of the best 4-3 defensive tackles in the game. The Eagles quite amazingly went from having the No. 12 pick in 2017 to the No. 32 pick as Super Bowl champions in 2018. Hopefully the Bengals can do the same.

Perhaps the best player to be drafted in the No. 12 spot in recent memory was Odell Beckham Jr. to the New York Giants in 2014. He’s easily one of the game’s five best receivers and a perennial All-Pro player when healthy. Just one pick after Beckham, the Los Angeles Rams took Aaron Donald, who is now one of the best defensive lineman in football.

Let’s hope that’s the kind of impact player the Bengals land this year. It’s clear that, while it’s not a top-10 pick, there’s still a big expectation that this pick should be very productive in the NFL.

NFL Draft Order 2018

# Team W L T W% SoS %
# Team W L T W% SoS %
1 Browns 0 16 0 0.000 0.5195
2 Giants 3 13 0 0.188 0.5313
3 Colts 4 12 0 0.250 0.4805
4 Browns (via Texans) 4 12 0 0.250 0.5156
5 Broncos 5 11 0 0.313 0.4922
6 Jets 5 11 0 0.313 0.5195
7 Buccaneers 5 11 0 0.313 0.5547
8 Bears 5 11 0 0.313 0.5586
t-9 49ers 6 10 0 0.375 0.5117
t-9 Raiders 6 10 0 0.375 0.5117
11 Dolphins 6 10 0 0.375 0.5430
12 Bengals 7 9 0 0.438 0.4648
13 Washington 7 9 0 0.438 0.5391
14 Packers 7 9 0 0.438 0.5391
15 Cardinals 8 8 0 0.500 0.4883
16 Ravens 9 7 0 0.563 0.4414
17 Chargers 9 7 0 0.563 0.4570
18 Seahawks 9 7 0 0.563 0.4922
19 Cowboys 9 7 0 0.563 0.4961
20 Lions 9 7 0 0.563 0.4961
21 Bills 9 7 0 0.563 0.4922
22 Bills (via Chiefs) 10 6 0 0.625 0.4766
23 Rams 11 5 0 0.688 0.5039
24 Panthers 11 5 0 0.688 0.5391
25 Titans 9 7 0 0.563 0.4336
26 Falcons 10 6 0 0.625 0.5430
27 Saints 11 5 0 0.688 0.5352
28 Steelers 13 3 0 0.813 0.4531
29 Jaguars 10 6 0 0.625 0.4336
30 Vikings 13 3 0 0.813 0.4922
31 Patriots 13 3 0 0.813 0.4844
32 Eagles 13 3 0 0.813 0.4609