Bengals take S Shawn Williams in 3rd round

The Bengals chose safety Shawn Williams from Georgia in the

third round of the NFL draft,

Cincinnati has been trying to shore up the position for several

years. Williams was the second defensive player taken by the


The Bengals opened their draft by taking Notre Dame tight end

Tyler Eifert in the first round. They had two picks in the second

round and went with running back Giovani Bernard from North

Carolina and defensive end Margus Hunt, a track and field

star-turned-football player from Estonia and SMU.

Also Friday, the Bengals agreed to a three-year deal with right

tackle Andre Smith, who had been an unrestricted free agent. The

deal allows Cincinnati to return its offense intact from last