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Bengals sign Jonah Williams and Drew Sample to rookie contracts

The Bengals have just about wrapped up their 2019 draft class.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals-Jonah Williams Press Conference The Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY

The Cincinnati Bengals continue to get their 2019 NFL Draft class under contract.

On Thursday, the team signed first-round pick Jonah Williams and second-round pick Drew Sample to their rookie contracts.

Williams, who measures in at 6-5 and 302 pounds, started all 44 possible games in his college career and helped Alabama to appearances in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in each of his three seasons with the program, including a national title in the 2017 season.

Last season, Williams, the 11th overall pick in this year’s draft, earned unanimous first-team All-American honors and won the SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given annually to the conference’s top offensive lineman.

Sample, who weighs in at 6-5 and 255 pounds, spent five seasons (2014-18) at Washington and caught 46 career passes for 487 yards and five touchdowns. As a senior last season, Sample, who was the 52nd overall pick, caught 25 passes for 252 yards and three scores.

Of the Bengals’ 10 draft picks, just two remain unsigned — linebacker Germaine Pratt and quarterback Ryan Finley.