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Bengals hold the 12th overall Draft selection
January 23, 2018 04:11 PM | Steven Hudy
This year's Draft will be hosted in Arlington, TX at AT&T Stadium - home of the Dallas Cowboys- from April 26-28.

With the Bengals' win over the Baltimore Ravens, it became official that Cincinnati will hold the 12th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

See a brief history of pick number twelve below.

Bengals Selections at 12th Overall:

> 1979 - RB Charles Alexander (LSU)
> 1990 - LB James Francis (Baylor)



12th Overall Selections since 2000:

YEAR

TEAM

POSITION

PLAYER

2017

Houston Texans

QB

DeShaun Watson (Clemson)

2016

New Orleans Saints

DT

Sheldon Rankins (Louisville)

2015

Cleveland Browns

DT

Danny Shelton (Washington)

2014

New York Giants

WR

Odell Beckham, Jr. (LSU) *

2013

Oakland Raiders

CB

D.J. Hayden (Houston)

2012

Philadelphia Eagles

DT

Fletcher Cox (Mississippi State) *

2011

Minnesota Vikings

QB

Christian Ponder (Florida State)

2010

San Diego Chargers

RB

Ryan Mathews (Fresno State)

2009

Denver Broncos

RB

Knowshon Moreno (Georgia)

2008

Denver Broncos

OT

Ryan Clady (Boise State) *

2007

Buffalo Bills

RB

Marshawn Lynch (California) *

2006

Baltimore Ravens

DT

Haloti Ngata (Oregon) *

2005

San Diego Chargers

LB

Shawne Merriman (Maryland) *

2004

New York Jets

LB

Jonathan Vilma (Miami, FL) *

2003

St. Louis Rams

DT

Jimmy Kennedy (Penn State)

2002

Arizona Cardinals

DT

Wendell Bryant (Wisconsin)

2001

St. Louis Rams

DT

Damione Lewis (Miami, FL)

2000

New York Jets

DE

Shaun Ellis (Tennessee) *

*Bold denotes Pro Bowler

Since the start of the new millennium, the 12th selection has been used on:

> 1 Cornerback
> 1 Defensive End
> 7 Defensive Tackles
> 2 Linebackers
> 1 Offensive Tackle
> 2 Quarterbacks
> 3 Running backs
> 1 Wide Receiver

And the most important stat:

> 8 Pro Bowl players

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