4 Players the Cincinnati Bengals Should Pair with Joe Burrow
If Zac Taylor is looking for a mismatch machine to pair with Burrow in this draft, Hunter Bryant is his guy. The 6’2″, 240-pound former Huskie fits the mold of many top-flight receiving tight ends with his burst, speed, and footwork.
Burrow had Thaddeus Moss to work with in college, and while he is a tremendous blocker and good target, he’s not as athletic as Bryant. It would be interesting to see how Burrow would use a type of player that he has never gotten to play with before.
The Bengals already have C.J. Uzomah and Drew Sample on the roster, but neither are known for their receiving capabilities, as they make more of an impacting blocking. The addition of Bryant would give the team, in general, another dimension to throw at opposing defenses.
Bryant could be especially useful in the red zone for Burrow. Once inside the money zone, things can get chaotic for a rookie quarterback as the field shrinks. Giving Burrow a big-bodied receiver would provide a safety net and give him more room for error.
Taylor didn’t utilize tight ends much in his first year at the helm. However, if the Bengals can snag Bryant at the right spot, he should seriously consider changing that to pair him with Burrow.