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2018 NFL Draft results: Cincinnati Bengals select Sam Hubbard in Round 3

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The Bengals grabbed a defensive end Sam Hubbard with their first of two third round picks.

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With the 77th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals have selected Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Sam Hubbard.

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

Round Pick Number Notes
Round Pick Number Notes
1 21 From Bills
2 54 From Chiefs
3 77
3 78 From Chiefs
4 112
5 151
5 158 From Bills
5 170 Compensatory
7 249 From Patriots
7 252 Compensatory
7 253 Compensatory

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)

Here’s a link to the full seven-round NFL Draft order and live draft tracker!

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