5 Bengals UDFAs who could make a splash this summer

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Brendan Radley-Hiles, DB (Washington)

The Bengals and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo may have a type. Brendan Radley-Hiles plays the same position as their first-round selection, Daxton Hill. That is a slot corner who could line up at safety.

Cam Taylor-Britt started his Nebraska career playing mainly safety before moving to the boundary. That is also the case for the Bengals’ fifth-round pick, Tycen Anderson, who spent most of his time at safety before moving to slot corner last season.

Clearly, the Bengals are looking for a type of player that perhaps they do not think they had on the roster before the draft. Furthermore, it is apparent that they have a plan for how they want to use those types of players.

In that case, a player like Radley-Hiles is likely to get more looks and get put in more advantageous situations than others based on the type of player the team is obviously looking for in the secondary.

Now it will be up to Radley-Hines to take advantage of the opportunities that will come his way.

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