The Cincinnati Bengals are having themselves one hell of an offseason.

On top of the offensive line improvements they made in free agency, the Bengals are also killing it in the 2022 NFL Draft.

In round one, Cincinnati took safety Dax Hill from Michigan. Hill is a versatile safety who can play anywhere in the secondary (he’s also a hard hitter).

On Friday night, in the second round, the Bengals traded up three spots to select Nebraska cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt.

The Bengals badly needed to add a cornerback in the draft. For starters, they need someone to compete with Eli Apple, who had some issues at times in 2021.

Cincinnati also needed some insurance for next offseason. Apple and cornerback Tre Flowers are both free agents after the 2022 season. If Taylor-Britt proves to be a dependable option for the Bengals, they can let one at least of those players walk in free agency.

Here’s the scouting report on Taylor-Britt so you’ll know what the Bengals are getting in the young cornerback.


Compact, muscular zone corner with aggressive ball challenges but angles of attack that lead to troubling results. The size and traits are enticing, but he gives away too many yards due to poor pursuit angles. Taylor-Britt has the feet and athletic ability to pounce on throws when allowed to park and read play design from zone. He gets burned by double moves but showed off his impressive recovery speed at the NFL Scouting Combine. He has safety experience but lacks consistency as a tackler to be trusted at the position. Taylor-Britt has the tools to stick it out at cornerback, but feast/famine play creates a buyer-beware tag.

You can’t ask for much more in a second-round pick.

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