Bengals Sign Third-Round DE Joseph Ossai, Wrap Up Draft Class

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed third-round DE Joseph Ossai to a rookie contract, the team announced. 

This officially wraps up Cincinnati’s 10-player 2021 draft class. 

Round Player Pos. Note
1 Ja’Marr Chase WR Signed
2 Jackson Carman OT Signed
3 Joseph Ossai EDGE Signed
4 Cameron Sample DE Signed
4 Tyler Shelvin DT Signed
4 D’Ante Smith OT Signed
5 Evan McPherson K Signed
6 Trey Hill C Signed
6 Chris Evans RB Signed
7 Wyatt Hubert DE Signed


Ossai, 21, was a three-year starter at Texas and was named first-team All-Big Ten in 2020.

Ossai is expected to sign a four-year deal worth $5,192,614 that includes a signing bonus of $1,136,446.

During his three years at Texas, Ossai recorded 165 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, five deflections, and two interceptions.

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