1. Hayden Hurst (South Carolina)
Newly-signed free-agent tight end Hayden Hurst is no stranger to the AFC North. Hurst was a first-round pick by Baltimore in 2018. While playing with the Ravens, he recorded 43 catches for 512 yards and three touchdowns in his two years there.
Traded to the Atlanta Falcons in 2020, Hurst posted 56 receptions for 571 yards and six touchdowns until standout rookie Kyle Pitts started taking more of his snaps this past season.
He signed with the Bengals on a one-year deal worth $3.5million with another $1 million in incentives. Cincinnati signed Hurst to be their starting tight end and they clearly believe he’ll slide into that role when they didn’t address the position in the draft.
Look for Hayden Hurst to be the starter coming into the season. He could be the missing piece and finally showcase his talents as the starting tight end.
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