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Get to Know the Bengals' 2022 Draft Class

Cincinnati added six players in the 2022 draft.

The Bengals added six new faces to the team during the 2022 NFL Draft. It was the first time since 1998 that Cincinnati drafted three defensive players in the first three rounds.

A defensive heavy draft was a result of the team addressing their weaknesses on offense in free agency. They signed veterans Alex Cappa, Ted Karras, La’el Collins, and Hayden Hurst. The previous two offseasons for the Bengals had been opposite; defensively focused in free agency while adding the offensive weapons via the draft.

Versatility is the theme of this draft for Cincinnati. The Bengals front office and coaching staff went all-in on players that could play multiple roles within their position groups pivotal for depth and their quest to get back to the Super Bowl.

Let’s get to know the Bengals’ rookie class and how they fit with the team.

April 29, 2022; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals safety Daxton Hill (23) is introduced as the team s 2022 NFL Draft first-round pick, Friday, April 29, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY NETWORK
Sep 25, 2021; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (5) before the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2021; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Zachary Carter (6) celebrates against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; North Dakota State offensive lineman Cordell Volson (OL54) runs the 40-yard dash during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2019; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Toledo Rockets defensive back Kahlil Robinson (27) reacts to his interception with cornerback Chris McDonald (13) and (22)cornerback Jordan Hendy (22) and defensive back Tycen Anderson (1) in the second quarter against the Colorado State Rams at Sonny Lubrick Field at Canvas Stadium. Mandatory Credit: q
Sep 18, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA; Coastal Carolina Chanticleers linebacker Jeffrey Gunter (94) fights his way thru a block by Buffalo Bulls offensive lineman Nicholas Fronczak (76) during the fourth quarter of play at UB Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nicholas LoVerde-USA TODAY Sports

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