Bengals secure 18th pick in 2024 NFL draft order

The Cincinnati Bengals will pick 18th in the 2024 NFL draft.

Finishing the regular season at 9-8, the Bengals boast the latest pick in the order of any non-playoff team this year after playing in an AFC North in which every team finished with a winning record and sent three of the four to the postseason.

Before Cincinnati’s win over Cleveland in the season finale and other results, the Bengals could’ve picked roughly as high as No. 14.

Right at the season’s end, targets in that opening round for the Bengals will likely include mostly trench play on either side of the ball. But a defensive back to reinforce a unit that coughed up far too many explosive plays could be in the discussion too, as could a wide receiver despite drafting two last year, depending on what happens with Tee Higgins.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire