CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals have spent the first two days of the draft importing players from Ohio State, a place they’ve overlooked for nearly a quarter of a century. They’re going to look out-of-state in the final rounds, hoping to add depth on the offensive line and several other spots with their seven picks.
They’ve taken center Billy Price in the first round and defensive end Sam Hubbard in the third round from Ohio State. They hadn’t drafted two Buckeyes since 1994 - defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson with the first overall pick and running back Jeff Cothran in the third round.
They had drafted only two Buckeyes in the last 23 years - none higher than the sixth round - while taking seven players from Michigan.
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