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How would you grade the Bengals’ 2018 NFL Draft?

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Now that we’ve had some time to digest the draft, how do you think the Bengals fared?

2018 NFL Draft Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Bengals have completed their 2018 draft, and now have 11 new players on the roster.

They started out by adding Billy Price at center in Round 1. It was a move that helps fill the Bengals’ biggest hole while simultaneously upgrading from what we’ve had for the past four years.

The Bengals spent the rest of the draft bringing in talented players who likely won’t become starters in 2018, but could become solid players during their career and role-players early on.

Here is a look at the team’s 11 draft picks:

Bengals 2018 Draft Pick Tracker

Round Player Position Announcement Analysis Social Reactions Poll More to know!
Round Player Position Announcement Analysis Social Reactions Poll More to know!
1 Billy Price C Price to Bengals! Price analysis Price reactions Price approval Price film room
2 Jessie Bates III S Bates to Bengals Bates analysis Bates reactions Bates approval
3 Sam Hubbard DE Hubbard to Bengals Hubbard analysis Hubbard reactions Hubbard approval
3 Malik Jefferson LB Jefferson to Bengals Jefferson analysis Jefferson reactions Jefferson approval
4 Mark Walton RB Walton to Bengals Walton analysis Walton reactions
5 Davontae Harris CB Harris to the Bengals Harris anaylysis Harris reactions
5 Andrew Brown DT Brown to Bengals Brown analysis Brown reactions
5 Darius Phillips CB Phillips to Bengals Phillips analysis Phillips reactions
7 Logan Woodside QB Woodside to Bengals Woodside analysis Woodside reactions
7 Rod Taylor G Taylor to Bengals Taylor analysis Taylor reactions
7 Auden Tate WR Tate to the Bengals Tate analysis Tate reactions

The Bengals added some pretty talented players, but it seems they are relying on coaching changes on both offense and defense to really turn this team around in 2018. It was interesting to see the team add just two offensive linemen, and the final one was Ole Miss’ Rod Taylor in Round 7. It seemed like a foregone conclusion the Bengals would spend multiple picks on linemen in the earlier rounds, but alas, they apparently feel good about the group they have right now compared to what was available in this draft.

Do you think this was a good draft, or was it one that we will look back at with disappointment? Additionally, below are the results from each of our draft pick instant-reaction approval polls, which were up on the site immediately following the announcement of each draft pick.

Poll

How would grade the Bengals’ draft?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    A
    (215 votes)
  • 60%
    B
    (583 votes)
  • 13%
    C
    (133 votes)
  • 2%
    D
    (27 votes)
  • 0%
    F
    (8 votes)
966 votes total Vote Now

Billy Price

Jessie Bates

Sam Hubbard

Malik Jefferson

Mark Walton

Davontae Harris

Andrew Brown

Darius Phillips

Logan Woodside

Rod Taylor

Auden Tate

Based on the poll results, Bengals fans most liked the Price and Hubbard picks (OSU guys, anyone?), Jefferson in Round 3 and Woodside in Round 7. The Toledo quarterback could prove to be a nice steal so late in the draft, but isn’t putting any pressure on Andy Dalton to lose his starting job.