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SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have taken Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa with the third pick in the NFL draft.
Many people had expected the Chargers to take either a left tackle or to pick Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey.
Bosa's collegiate career ended on a down note when he was ejected in the first quarter in the Fiesta Bowl for targeting Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer.
The Chargers are coming off a 4-12 season in which they went winless in the AFC West. They're also trying to get a citizens' initiative on the November 8th ballot to help fund a new stadium to stay in San Diego.
CINCINNATI (AP) - After being shut out of the top receivers, the Bengals took cornerback William Jackson the Third from Houston with the 24th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.
Cincinnati needed a receiver after losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu to free agency. The Bengals signed Brandon LaFell, but need someone else there as well. They got shut out when the Texans, Redskins and Vikings all took receivers in the three spots ahead of them. The Bengals are likely to address the position later in this draft.
It's the third time in the last five years that the Bengals made a cornerback their top pick. They took Dre Kirkpatrick in 2012 and Darqueze Dennard in 2014. Kirkpatrick and Adam "Pacman" Jones return as the starters.