Patrick Chiesa

Bengals get Pitt WR Tyler Boyd in 2nd round of draft

by Patrick Chiesa on April 30, 2016 at 12:15 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals filled their biggest hole by taking Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night.

They lost two of their top three receivers to free agency — Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu — and hoped to get a pass catcher in the first round. Instead, the top four receivers were taken before they got a chance. They decided to pick cornerback William Jackson III at 24th overall on Thursday night — the third time in the last five years that they got a cornerback with their top choice.

With plenty of defensive players available in the second round, they took Boyd with the 55th overall pick.


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