Bengals draft cornerback Harris in fifth round

EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Bryce Holm #31, Davontae Harris #10 and Dalton Keene #98 and Kyle Williams #28 of the Illinois State Redbirds celebrate after a win against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on September 10, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. Illiinois State defeated Northwestern 9-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Bryce Holm #31, Davontae Harris #10 and Dalton Keene #98 and Kyle Williams #28 of the Illinois State Redbirds celebrate after a win against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on September 10, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. Illiinois State defeated Northwestern 9-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals used their first of three fifth-round picks on Illinois State cornerback Davontae Harris.

The Bengals selected the 5-foot-11, 205-pound Harris with the 151st overall pick. The Bengals also are scheduled to pick 157th and 170th this round.

Harris was a three-year starter at ISU, recording four interceptions and 39 passes defended. He also was one of the team’s leading tacklers.

He will be in the mix to back up starters Dre Kirkpatrick, William Jackson and Darqueze Dennard. The other cornerbacks on the Bengals roster at KeiVarae Russell and Tony McRae.

A Kansas native, Harris was third in the 100-meter dash and sixth in the 200 in high school. He ran a 4.43 40-yard dash at the Combine.

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