Bengals Draft: Grading second-round selection of Cam Taylor-Britt

Cam Taylor-Britt (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Cam Taylor-Britt (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals spent their second-round pick on cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt. What grade does this selection deserve? 

After spending their first-round pick on a safety (Daxton Hill), the Cincinnati Bengals kept the trend going in the second round with their selection of Cam Taylor-Britt out of Nebraska. Taylor-Britt will battle with Eli Apple for a starting job this summer and it should be quite the battle.

What stands out about Taylor-Britt is his speed. This dude can flat-out fly and it’s what helped him stand out at Nebraska and it’ll hopefully help him stand out in the Queen City.

What grade do the Bengals deserve for the Cam Taylor-Britt selection?

After not taking a cornerback with the No. 31 pick on Thursday night, the Bengals not only took one in the second round but traded up to do so. They swapped spots with the Bills and also parted ways with a sixth-round pick, which doesn’t feel like much to give up considering they’ll now have a potential starting cornerback at their disposal.

With the trade being fair and cornerback being a pretty big need for the Bengals, it’s hard not to like this pick. Even if Apple does end up winning the starting job, he’s only signed for a year while Cincy will have Taylor-Britt under contract for the next four years at the very least.

The cornerback was a major bright spot for the Cornhuskers during his time in Lincoln, notching 51 tackles, 11 passes defended, one sack, and one interception through 12 games. He’s already made it known that he’s not afraid to hit whoever has the ball, even if they’re much bigger than he is.

With the Bengals needing to add a cornerback early on in the draft and getting a guy they had clearly locked in on and wanted enough to move up three spots for, I’ll give this grade an A-.

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What grade are you giving the Cam Taylor-Britt selection?