Bengals rookie Cam Taylor-Britt is insanely confident entering first training camp
Cincinnati Bengals corner back Cam Taylor-Britt is ready to get his NFL career started and has one specific goal in mind: picking off Joe Burrow.
The Nebraska product enters his first training camp this week and brings the perfect attitude of a young and hungry rookie. Selected 60th overall in the 2022 draft, Taylor-Britt could see starting snaps in Week 1 if he out performs veteran Eli Apple in preseason.
Taylor-Britt was touted as a steal of the draft and a potential starter by many NFL pundits as he possesses “the ball skills, functional athleticism, and tackling prowess to see the field early on.”
The Bengals hopefully won’t regret trading up to nab Taylor-Britt in the second round, and while there are several parts of his game he still has to refine, he has one thing locked down for sure.
Pure, unadulterated confidence.
Bengals’ Cam Taylor-Britt is ready to get his NFL career underway in 2022
Taylor-Britt projects to be a good fit for Cincinnati based on his athletic and physical measurables, but training camp will reveal just how well the rookie can perform against the Bengals’ offensive heavyweights. Going up against the likes of Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd is a challenge for any cornerback, much less one with zero NFL experience.
In 2021, Taylor-Britt put together his most impressive collegiate season with a career-high 51 tackles,11 pass breakups, three tackles for loss, one sack, and one interception.
His big-play ability will be put to the test when Burrow returns from surgery, but for now, Taylor-Britt is understandably pumped up to be playing on a Super Bowl-contending team in 2022.
The Bengals’ defensive starters will likely remain the same this season, though as a whole the defensive unit should prosper from Joseph Ossai’s highly anticipated return as well as the additions of promising rookies like Taylor-Britt.
This year, Eli Apple had better watch his back — Taylor-Britt is coming for that CB2 position.