NFL Draft 2023: Bengals First Round Picks and More
The Cincinnati Bengals and Joe Burrow fell just short of a return trip to the Super Bowl thanks to a late field goal from the Kansas City Chiefs in a 23-20 loss. After a rough AFC Championship game loss, the Bengals are looking to add a few more pieces in the 2023 NFL Draft to get them back to the Super Bowl.
Here’s what you need to know about the Bengals’ first-round picks and more.
List of Cincinnati Bengals Draft Selections in the 2023 NFL Draft
The Bengals have seven picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Here’s a complete list of the picks for the franchise and GM Duke Tobin in this year’s draft.
– 1st Round: 28th overall
– 2nd Round: 60th overall
– 3rd Round: 92nd overall
– 4th Round: 131st overall
– 5th Round: 163rd overall
– 6th Round: 206th overall
– 7th Round: 246th overall
Nothing fancy about this year’s draft for the Bengals. The team has all of its original selections and no compensatory picks are in play here. Just seven picks with one in each round.
Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft and Team Needs
The team could add a player at tight end or on the offensive line in the first round. Tight end Michael Mayer from Notre Dame could be a solid choice to add as a weapon for Joe Burrow. Also, Luke Musgrave from Oregon State could be an option.
There is also a whole at safety after Jessie Bates left in free agency to sign a four-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. Bates started 79 games in his career for the Bengals. Safety Antonio Johnson from Texas A&M is worth considering if he’s still available in the late second round.
The Bengals could also look for a running back in the middle rounds as it seems like former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is on his way out. Mixon had just 814 yards rushing in 14 games and averaged under four yards per carry in 2022.
Who do the experts have the Bengals taking? You can check out a complete first-round Mock Draft on our sister-site 4for4 here.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
The 2023 NFL Draft will take place over three days in April in Kansas City, Missouri. The First Round picks will begin on April 27th and will be aired live on both NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
The second and third rounds will take place on April 28th at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the final rounds on April 29th at noon ET. Fans of football can look forward to an exhilarating experience as teams choose their picks and add new talent to their rosters.
Team History: Former Bengals First-Round Draft Picks
Here’s a rundown of the first-round picks the Cincinnati Bengals have selected in the last 10 years. The Bengals made their first selection in the first round in the pro football draft all the way back in 1968. They took Bob Johnson from Tennessee that year.
Here are some of the more recent Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft picks.
2022: Cornerback Daxton Hill (31st overall)
2021: Wide Receiver Ja’Marr Chase (5th overall)
2020: Quarterback Joe Burrow (1st overall)
2019: Tackle Jonah Williams (11th overall(
2018: Center Billy Price (21st overall)
2017: Wide Receiver John Ross (9th overall)
2016: Defensive Back William Jackson III (24th overall)
2015: Tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (21st overall)
2014: Cornerback Darqueze Dennard (24th overall)
2013: Tight End Tyler Eifert (21st overall)
Cincinnati Bengals First Round Draft Picks 2023 FAQs
The 2023 NFL Draft weekend takes place on April 27-29. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday. It begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. This year, it’s located in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. Fans from all over the country attend one of the NFL’s biggest events.
The Bengals have eight player selections in the 2023 NFL Draft. They select once in each round of this year’s draft. The team has a late first-round pick.
The Bengals have the No. 28 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. A few years ago, the team selected the No. 1 overall pick in quarterback Joe Burrow.