The Cincinnati Bengals added another offensive tackle, a tight end and a linebacker in the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft. (Photo: FOX19 NOW File)
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The Cincinnati Bengals added another offensive tackle, a tight end and a linebacker in the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Former Bengal Icky Woods did the "Icky Shuffle" before announcing offensive tackle Jake Fisher from Oregon as the second-round pick for the Bengals.
Fisher played in 50 games and started in 35 for the Ducks. He was a third-team All-American and first-team All-Pac 12 in 2014 starting 13 games at left tackle after moving over from the right side.
The Bengals took back-to-back offensive tackles in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft taking Cedric Ogbuehi from Texas A&M in the first-round and Fisher in the second.
"We need to be strong and physical up front," head coach Marvin Lewis said.
The Bengal selected tight end Tyler Kroft from Rugters in the third-round.
In 2013, Kroft was named first-team All-America after finishing with 43 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns.
"We felt Tyler Kroft was the best of the TE prospects. Really excited about him," Lewis said.
With the final pick of the third-round, the Bengals picked inside linebacker Paul Dawson from Texas Christian University.
"Absolutely love this pick. Felt he could've been a second rounder," ESPN's Todd McShay said on the Bengals selection of Dawson.
During Dawson's 2014 campaign, he lead TCU with 136 tackles, including 20 for losses and had four interceptions before being selected as Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Big 12. He played in 12 games (seven starts) in 2013 while leading the Horned Frogs with 91 tackles (10 for losses).
"When I turned the tape on with Dawson, [Vontaze] is the exact guy that came to mind," defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said.
The Bengals will round out the 2015 NFL draft with picks 120 (fourth round), 135 (fourth round), 157 (fifth round), 197 (sixth round) and 238 (seventh round).