The Bengals today signed five of their 10 draft picks. The signings included DT Renell Wren, G/C Michael Jordan, HB Trayveon Williams, HB Rodney Anderson and CB Jordan Brown.
Wren (6-5, 318; Arizona State) and Jordan (6-6, 312; Ohio State) were both fourth-round picks in April’s draft, Williams (5-8, 206; Texas A&M) and Anderson (6-0, 224; Oklahoma) were sixth-round picks, and Brown (6-0, 201; South Dakota State) was a seventh-round pick.
Wren spent five seasons (2014-18) at Arizona State, including a redshirt year in 2014, and saw action in 42 career games. He totaled 81 tackles, including 14.5 for losses and three sacks, and had six passes defensed, one interception and a forced fumble.
Jordan started all 41 possible games while at Ohio State, and helped the Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in rushing in each of his three seasons (2016-18) with the program. Jordan played his first two seasons in college at guard, before switching to center in 2018.
Williams played three seasons (2016-18) at Texas A&M and compiled 3379 career rushing yards. Last season, he led the Southeastern Conference in both rushing yards (1524) and TDs (18), en route to earning multiple All-American honors.
Anderson spent four seasons (2015-18) at Oklahoma and compiled 1285 rushing yards, despite missing nearly two full seasons due to injuries. As a junior in 2017, he rushed 188 times for 1161 yards (6.2) and 13 TDs, and caught 17 passes for 281 yards and five more TDs. He played in just two games last season, before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Brown spent five seasons (2014-18) at South Dakota State, including a redshirt year in ’14, and saw action in 51 career games. He totaled 148 career tackles, including six for losses, along with eight INTs and four forced fumbles.
View images from the first rookie minicamp practice at Paul Brown Stadium on May 10.