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Bengals select Deshaun Davis with the 210th pick

Bengals use their second sixth round selection to add to their linebacker depth.

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The Bengals use their second pick in the sixth round to take linebacker Deshaun Davis out of Auburn.

It isn’t surprising to see the Bengals double up on linebacker in the draft. It was the biggest need coming into the draft. Davis’ biggest impact his rookie year will probably be on special teams.

The Bengals have had a very active Day 3 of the draft. They traded up twice in the fourth round by using their fifth round pick and three of their six sixth round picks. So far, they’ve used Day 3 to add a backup quarterback, defensive tackle, interior offensive lineman and running back. All of those were positions where the Bengals desperately need developmental players and added depth.

Davis adds depth to linebacker, and he is probably going to be a big time special team player. He wasn’t known for being a very good in coverage, but he is a great tackler and at getting through blocks. As far as sixth round picks go, the Bengals could do far worse. could do far worse.

Bengals’ remaining top draft needs:


2019 Bengals Draft Picks

Round Pick Number
Round Pick Number
1 11
2 42
3 72
4 104
4 125
5 149
6 182
6 210
6 211
6 213
7 223

Day 3 NFL Draft schedule: 12 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 27

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