The NFL Draft provides an exciting opportunity for special guests to get involved by announcing selections from the Draft Theater in Cleveland, as well as remotely. All three days of the NFL Draft will be broadcast on NFL Network, ESPN and ABC, including two nights of primetime coverage on Thursday (8 p.m.) and Friday (7 p.m.).
Day 1 (Thursday Night, Round 1)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the Bengals' No. 5 overall draft pick live from the Draft Theater in Cleveland. Fifty-eight prospects – 13 on-site in Cleveland and 45 virtually – are confirmed to participate in the 2021 NFL Draft. The players participating will be featured on the NFL Draft television broadcast as well as across the NFL Media landscape. Click here to learn more about the prospects participating in the draft.
Day 2 (Friday Night, Rounds 2-3)
As a representative of the NFL's Inspire Change initiative, Cincinnati native Means Cameron will make the Bengals second-round pick live from Cleveland. Cameron is a graduate of a local program called MORTAR, which helps minority entrepreneurs build a comprehensive business skillset. The program specifically helped Cameron propel his own company, BlaCk OWned Outerwear. The Bengals partnered with BlaCk OWned in 2020 to design a limited-series retail collection called "Stripes Don't Come Easy" which donated proceeds back to MORTAR to support the next generation of aspiring urban entrepreneurs.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz will announce the Bengals' third-round pick live from Cleveland. Munoz, considered by many to be the greatest left tackle in NFL history, will be one of the first four members inducted into the Bengals Ring of Honor this fall. Munoz has been actively involved in his commitment to make a difference in the lives of local youth in the Greater Cincinnati region as he celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Anthony Munoz Foundation. Munoz will take part in the NFL Draft-a-Thon to help rally fans to raise awareness and funds for the four organizations the NFL is supporting on the path to pandemic recovery. Fans and other supporters can learn more about this year's Draft-a-Thon and donate at nfl.com/DraftaThon.
Day 3 (Saturday, Rounds 4-7)
Head Coach Zac Taylor will announce the Bengals' draft picks in Rounds 4, 6 and 7 live from Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals 2020 Fan of the Year Shawn Moore will make the fifth-round pick live from Cleveland. The Fan of the Year contest shines a light on extraordinary fans who have been a rallying force within their family, friends and communities, and who inspire others through their love of football. For more than 20 years, Moore has worn his renowned "Who Dey Baby" game day attire, which includes his giant tiger stripe hat, personalized Who Dey Baby jersey and face paint. To learn more about NFL Fan of the Year, visit nfl.com/honors/fan-of-the-year.
Here is the list of Bengals picks at the 2021 NFL Draft:
- Round 1, Pick No. 5
- Round 2, Pick No. 38
- Round 3, Pick No. 69
- Round 4, Pick No. 111
- Round 5, Pick No. 149
- Round 6, Pick No. 190
- Round 6, Pick No. 202
- Round 7, Pick No. 235