Bengals Draft: 3 reasons why Cam Taylor-Britt is a good fit

Cam Taylor-Britt (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The Cincinnati Bengals traded up in the second round to get the guy they desired. It happened to be Cam Taylor-Britt, a versatile and athletic cornerback from the University of Nebraska who they spent the 60th pick on.

Here are three reasons why he is an excellent fit with the Bengals.

3. Fills a position of need

The Bengals secondary is debatably one of the strongest in the league after the 2022 NFL Draft, and even with bringing everyone back from last year, Cincinnati was searching for that young prospect to compete with Eli Apple for the CB2 spot.

First-round pick Daxton Hill is more of a safety who is diverse in his ability to play in the slot or the box, but he can’t be a cornerback that lines up on the outside every possession like Apple. However, Cam Taylor-Britt is.

Coming out of Nebraska in 2020, he led the entire Big Ten in combined interceptions and pass breakups with 18. More than guys from Michigan or Ohio State who have produced countless defensive backs in the NFL and have had and are having great NFL careers.

Taylor-Britt could see meaningful snaps right away for the Bengals if he impresses in training camp. He will have the opportunity to face the best each day in practice, which should help his development. Trying to cover guys like Chase, Higgins, and Boyd will bring the best out in his play, and the same goes for Daxton Hill.

This was more of a depth draft for the Bengals, but Hill and Taylor-Britt will be instant impact players for this team. They’ll share snaps with other guys on the roster but fans will see them on the field in year one a significant amount.

The secondary needed depth and rotational pieces, and that’s exactly what they added.