The NFL announced that the Bengals were awarded three of the 32 compensatory picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Cincinnati has added three picks in the sixth round - No. 210, 211 and 213 overall. The Bengals also accrued a sixth round pick in a 2017 trade that sent cornerback Bene Benwikere to the Dallas Cowboys.
With the inclusion of the compensatory picks, the Bengals will have 11 selections total for the 2019 Draft.
Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents (“CFA”) than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.
The compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.
Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council.
Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula. No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year. If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.
The 2019 NFL Draft starts Thursday, April 25, and ends Saturday, April 27.
Bengals 2019 NFL Draft Picks
- Round 1, Overall 11
- Round 2, Overall 42
- Round 3, Overall 72
- Round 4, Overall 110
- Round 5, Overall 149
- Round 6, Overall 183
- Round 6, Overall 198 (via Dallas)
- Round 6, Overall 210 (Compensatory Selection)
- Round 6, Overall 211 (Compensatory Selection)
- Round 6, Overall 213 (Compensatory Selection)
- Round 7, Overall 223