This pick was acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs, which you can read about here.
Hubbard is regarded as one of the top edge defenders in this year’s draft, and he’s a very nice value pick in Round 3. He’ll add more depth behind Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson, both of whom hit free agency in 2019.
Weighing in at 6’5” and 265 pounds, Hubbard first gained a full-time starting role in 2016, when he registered racking up 46 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two pass break-ups.
Last season, Hubbard recorded 42 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and two forced fumbles. He’s a little undersized to be a full-time defensive end right away in a 4-3 defense, but that’s the position he’d have in Cincinnati.
NFL.com gives Hubbard a Round 2 grade, so getting him with the 77th pick is good value.
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The Bengals’ remaining top draft needs are:
DT, OT, OG, CB
Here’s a rundown of every pick the Bengals hold in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Bengals 2018 draft picks
NFL Draft schedule:
Rounds 2-3: 7 p.m. ET, Friday, April 27: (Round 2 - 7 minutes per pick, Round 3 – 5 minutes per pick)
Rounds 4-7: 12 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 28: (Rounds 4-6 – 5 minutes per pick, Round 7 - 4 minutes per pick)
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