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The Bengals had a busy fifth round of the NFL draft with three picks.

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It’s been a busy weekend for the Cincinnati Bengals and day three is no exception. The team had three picks in the fifth round and the route they took was a little surprising to some.

With the No. 151 overall pick, Cincinnati tapped Illinois State for cornerback Davontae Harris. He’ll be competing with a number of high-profile corners for playing time in 2018. Harris had 14 total pass breakups and two interceptions with the Cardinals last year. There is talk of Harris having versatility to play safety as well.

With their second pick in the fifth round, Cincinnati took Virginia defensive lineman, Andrew Brown. He has played both in the interior and exterior spots on the line for the Cavaliers, racking up 9.5 sacks and 23.5 over the past two years.

At No. 170 overall, Cincinnati decided to go with Western Michigan defensive back, Darius Phillips. He was a two-time All-MAC player of the year, who was a former quarterback and immense athlete at 5’10” and 190 pounds.

Like Mark Walton, the Bengals could be looking at Phillips as a kick return option. After an exciting rookie season, Alex Erickson’s productivity dipped in 2017 and Adam Jones was released before free agency.

After starting his WMU career as a wide receiver, he finished his last three seasons as a corner. On defense, he had 12 interceptions from 2015-2017, while also scoring six total touchdowns on punt and kickoff returns.

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