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1980 NFL Draft - April 29-30

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Anthony Munoz1TSouthern California3
Kirby Criswell2LBKansas31
Rod Horn3DLNebraska59
Bill Glass4GBaylor86
Bryan Hicks5SMcNeese State113
Jo Jo Heath6aKR/DBPittsburgh141
Andrew Melontree (acquired from Tampa Bay in trade on 5-30-79)6bLBBaylor159
Ron Simpkins (acquired from San Francisco in trade on 7-16-79)7aLBMichigan167
Gary Don Johnson7bDTBaylor168
Mark Lyles8RBFlorida State196
Greg Bright9SMorehead State224
Sandro Vitiello10KMassachusetts252
Alton Alexis11WRTulane*281
Mike Wright12QBVanderbilt308

*NOTE: The Bengals had the No. 280 overall choice in Round 11 but passed, allowing Baltimore to move from No. 281 to 280.

1981 NFL Draft - April 28-29

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David Verser1WRKansas10
Cris Collinsworth2WRFlorida37
John Simmons3CBSouthern Methodist64
Guy Frazier4LBWyoming93
Benjie Pryor5TEPittsburgh120
Rex Robinson6PKGeorgia146
Jeff Schuh7LBMinnesota176
Bobby Kemp8SCal State - Fullerton202
Jim Hannula9aOLNorthern Illinois229
Samoa Samoa (acquired from San Francisco in trade on 3-19-80)9bRBWashington State230
Hubert Simpson10RBTennessee258
Robert Jackson11SCentral Michigan285
Mark O'Connell12QB/KBall State312

1982 NFL Draft - April 27-28

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Glen Collins1DEMississippi State26
Emanuel Weaver2NTSouth Carolina54
Rodney Holman3TETulane82
Rodney Tate4RBTexas110
Paul Sorensen5DBWashington State138
Arthur King6NTGrambling166
Ben Needham7LBMichigan194
Kari Yli-Renko8TCincinnati222
James Bennett9WRNorthwestern State (La.)250
Larry Hogue10CBUtah State278
Russell Davis11RBIdaho305
Dan Feraday12QBToronto333

1983 NFL Draft - April 26-27

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PlayerRoundPositionCollegeSelection Number
Dave Rimington1CNebraska25
Ray Horton2CBWashington53
Jimmy Turner3CBUCLA81
Steve Maidlow4LBMichigan State109
Jeff Christensen5QBEastern Illinois137
Kiki DeAyala (acquired from New Orleans in trade on 8-20-82)6aLBTexas152
Larry Kinnebrew6bRBTennessee State165
James Griffin7SMiddle Tennessee State193
Mike Martin8WRIllinois221
Stanley Wilson9RBOklahoma248
Tim Krumrie10NTWisconsin276
Gary Williams11WROhio State304
Andre Young12LBBowling Green332

1984 NFL Draft - May 1-2

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(acquired from Tampa Bay in trade on 6-2-83, then sent to New England in trade on 4-4-84)11
Ricky Hunley1aLBArizona7
Pete Koch (acquired from New England in trade on 4-4-84)1bDEMaryland16
Brian Blados (acquired from New England in trade on 4-4-84)1cOLNorth Carolina28
Boomer Esiason2QBMaryland38
Stanford Jennings3RBFurman65
John Farley4RBCal State - Sacramento92
Barney Bussey5DBSouth Carolina State119
Don Kern6TEArizona State150
Leo Barker7LBNew Mexico State177
Bruce Reimers8TIowa State204
Bruce Kozerski9OLHoly Cross231
Aaron Jackson10aLBNorth Carolina262
Brent Ziegler (acquired from New England in trade on 4-4-84)10bRBSyracuse265
Steve McKeaver11RBCentral State (Okla.)289
Steve Racquet12LBHoly Cross316
Wayne Peace1-sQBFlorida*7
Bill Johnson2-sRBArkansas State*35
Tom Kilkenny3-sLBTemple*65

*NOTE: On June 5, the NFL held a supplemental draft for college seniors who had been eligible for the league's common draft a month earlier but had already signed a contract with a pro team in either the USFL or the CFL and thus were not selected by an NFL team in that common draft. In the supplemental draft, NFL teams obtained the rights to 84 of those players (76 USFL and eight CFL). The Bengals drafted three of them: QB Wayne Peace (had signed with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL), RB Bill Johnson (Denver Gold, USFL) and LB Tom Kilkenny (Chicago Blitz, USFL). Of those three, only Johnson later joined the Bengals (in 1985), and he went on to make the team's all-time roster (played from '85-87).

1985 NFL Draft - April 30 - May 1

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Eddie Brown1aWRMiami (Fla.)13
Emanuel King (acquired from Seattle in trade on 6-29-83)1bLBAlabama25
Carl Zander2LBTennessee43
Sean Thomas3CBTexas Christian70
Anthony Tuggle4CBNicholls State97
Tony Degrate5aNTTexas127
Lee Davis (acquired from New England in trade on 4-4-84)5bCBMississippi129
Eric Stokes (acquired from Tampa Bay in trade on 6-24-84)6aTNortheastern148
Keith Lester6bTEMurray State154
Kim Locklin (acquired from Atlanta in trade on 8-23-84)7aRBNew Mexico State172
Joe Walter7bTTexas Tech181
Dave Strobel8LBIowa211
Keith Cruise9DENorthwestern238
Bernard King10LBSyracuse265
Harold Stanfield11TEMississippi College*296
Louis Garza12TNew Mexico State322

*NOTE: The Bengals had the No. 295 overall choice in Round 11 but passed, allowing New England to move from No. 296 to 295.

1986 NFL Draft - April 29-30

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Joe Kelly1aLBWashington11
Tim McGee (acquired from Denver in trade on 10-9-84)1bWRTennessee21
Lewis Billups2CBNorth Alabama38
Jim Skow (acquired from Atlanta in trade on 4-2-86)3aDENebraska58
Mike Hammerstein3bDEMichigan65
David Fulcher (acquired from Denver in trade on 10-9-84)3cSArizona State78
Eric Kattus4aTEMichigan91
Doug Gaynor (acquired from Seattle in trade on 10-15-85)4bQBCal State - Long Beach99
Leon White5LBBrigham Young123
Gary Hunt6CBMemphis State152
Pat Franklin7RBSouthwest Texas State177
David Douglas8TTennessee204
Cary Whittingham9LBBrigham Young230
Jeff Shaw10NTSalem College262
Tim Stone11aTKansas State289
Tom Flaherty (acquired from Green Bay in trade on 9-4-85)11bLBNorthwestern294
Steve Bradley12QBIndiana316

1987 NFL Draft - April 28-29

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Jason Buck1DEBrigham Young17
Eric Thomas2CBTulane49
Leonard Bell3aFSIndiana76
Skip McClendon (acquired from Seattle in trade on 8-27-86)3bDEArizona State77
Jim Riggs4TEClemson103
Marc Logan5aRBKentucky130
Greg Horne (acquired from Denver in trade on 10-9-84)5bP/PKArkansas139
Sonny Gordon6FSOhio State157
Chris Thatcher7G/CLafayette188
Solomon Wilcots8CBColorado215
Craig Raddatz9LBWisconsin242
David McCluskey10RBGeorgia269
Jim Warne11TArizona State296
John Hollifield12RBWest Virginia328

1988 NFL Draft - April 24-25

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Rickey Dixon1CBOklahoma5
Eibert "Ickey" Woods2RBNevada - Las Vegas31
Kevin Walker3LBMaryland57
David Grant4NTWest Virginia84
Herb Wester5TIowa114
Paul Jetton6OLTexas141
Rich Romer7LBUnion (N.Y.)168
Curtis Maxey8NTGrambling195
Brandy Wells9DBNotre Dame226
Ellis Dillahunt10DBEast Carolina253
Paul Hickert11KMurray State280
Carl Parker12WRVanderbilt307

1989 NFL Draft - April 23-24

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(sent to Atlanta in trade on 4-23-89)127
Eric Ball (acquired from Atlanta in trade on 4-23-89)2aRBUCLA35
Freddie Childress2bGArkansas55
Erik Wilhelm3QBOregon State83
Kerry Owens (acquired from Atlanta in trade on 4-23-89)4aLBArkansas89
Rob Woods4bTArizona111
Natu Tuatagaloa5NTCalifornia138
Craig Taylor6RBWest Virginia166
Kendal Smith7WRUtah State194
Chris Chenault8LBKentucky222
Richard Stephens9TTulsa250
Cornell Holloway (acquired from Atlanta in trade on 4-23-89)10aCBPittsburgh256
Bob Jean10bQBNew Hampshire178
Dana Wells11NTArizona306
Scott Jones12TWashington334

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