Ranking every Bengals third-round pick of the Zac Taylor era
Since Zac Taylor took as the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019, four third-round picks have been made. It's been a pretty decent haul for Taylor and the Bengals during this time but that made it more difficult to rank them.
Let's take a look at each third-round pick made under Taylor's tutelage and rank them from worst to first!
4. Zach Carter
Carter was the Bengals' third-round pick in the 2022 draft and it was a bit of a puzzling pick at the time. That being said, we knew that Carter would serve more as a rotational piece and he had his rookie moments as most first-year players often do.
Carter was present for 38% of defensive snaps and 16% of special teams snaps. He was much better in the playoffs, receiving a PFF grade of 60.1 as opposed to the 32.1 regular-season grade he received.
While Carter comes in at the No. 4 spot here, it's not so much as because he's the worst as it is that we simply haven't seen enough from him. There's room for Carter to move up on this list but it'll take some time.