Bengals finish 2019 draft with 10 picks - and 1 theme

Zac Taylor: “(Draft picks) enhance the culture we’re emphasizing.”

Bengals finish 2019 draft with 10 picks - and 1 theme
Bengals introduce draft picks Drew Sample and Germaine Pratt (Source: Joe Danneman)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - There are ten new players coming to Paul Brown Stadium to join a new coaching staff emphasizing a commitment to run the football in the 2019 season.

The Bengals used five of the ten draft picks on two offensive linemen, a blocking tight end and two running backs.

“I don’t think that was the main focus to pack it in inside,” head coach Zac Taylor said after the draft. “It’s just the way that it shook out this year, but we felt like the value that was there for these guys, we couldn’t pass it up - provide some competition for some spots that we need.”

The Bengals also traded up to draft a quarterback in the fourth round - Ryan Finley out of North Carolina State. Both Taylor and offensive coordinator Brian Callahan emphasized that Andy Dalton will remain the team’s starting quarterback and believe he will flourish in the team’s new offensive system.

Here are the Bengals 2019 draft picks:

Round 1 - Jonah Williams (OL - Alabama)

Round 2 - Drew Sample (TE - Washington)

Round 3 - Germaine Pratt (LB - NC State)

Round 4 - Ryan Finley (QB - NC State)

Round 4 - Renell Wren (DT - Arizona State)

Round 4 - Michael Jordan (OL - Ohio State)

Round 6 - Trayveon Williams (RB - Texas A&M)

Round 6 - Deshaun Davis (LB - Auburn)

Round 6 - Rodney Anderson (RB - Oklahoma)

Round 7 - Jordan Brown (CB - South Dakota State)

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