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Cincinnati Bengals take Clemson edge rusher Myles Murphy with 28th pick in 2023 NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Cincinnati Bengals made defensive end Myles Murphy the 28th pick Thursday night in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

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The pick from Cincinnati’s draft war room was delivered to Commissioner Roger Goodell at 11:29 p.m.

Murphy, 6-foot-4 and 276 pounds, is out of Clemson is projected to be a double-digit sack man in the NFL, ESPN commentators said.

The top-five national prospect entered his first year in Death Valley and earned freshman All0American notice with a team-high 12 tackles for loss. He again led the Tigers with 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks in 2021 to garner second-team All-ACC honors.

Murphy earned first-team honors in 2022 by tying for the team lead with 6.5 sacks in 13 games with 11 starts, according to

A lot of the talk leading up to Cincinnati’s first-round pick indicated the team would go for a defensive back or defensive tackle.

Bengal head coach Zac Taylor, in a social media post earlier Thursday night at a Draft Dey news conference, said, “we are going to find guys that are fits for us.”

Defensive Coordinator Duke Tobin, at that same news conference, said, “We want all of our players to have a real role.”

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