Bengals sign Jonah Williams and Drew Sample, first 2 draft picks

Posted at 2:17 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 14:17:57-04

CINCINNATI — The Bengals have signed their first- and second-round draft picks.

OT Jonah Williams, the 11th overall pick from the University of Alabama, and TE Drew Sample, the 52nd overall pick from the University of Washington, penned their deals with the Bengals Thursday, the team announced. The Bengals didn't share details about the contracts.

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Williams started all 44 possible games in his college career and helped Alabama reach the CFB National Championship Game in all three seasons he played there, including a national title in the 2017 season. He earned unanimous first-team All-American honors and received the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the top offensive lineman last season.

As a senior at Washington last season, Sample caught 25 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns.

The signings mean that just two of the Bengals' 10 draft picks remain unsigned: third-round pick LB Germaine Pratt and fourth-round pick QB Ryan Finley.