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*** RD 2 BENGALS DRAFT - CAM TAYLOR-BRITT (CB) ***


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Darrell Britt was Cam's coach in youth football. He got to know Cam's mother, Courtney, through practices. They married in 2014. Later, Cam asked to add Britt's name to his own -- the Nebraska equipment managers found out about the addition and added the name to his uniform without him knowing. The three-star recruit and all-state quarterback from Montgomery, Alabama, played in 11 games as a reserve and on special teams as a true freshman (12 tackles, three pass breakups). Taylor-Britt showed versatility in 2019, starting seven games at safety and three at corner (49 tackles, three for loss with 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, one returned for a TD, three pass breakups) and tying for fourth in the FBS with four forced fumbles. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2020, starting seven of eight games played at cornerback (28 tackles, three for loss, two interceptions, four pass breakups), leading the Huskers with six passes defensed. Taylor-Britt repeated that honor in 2021, pacing his squad with 11 pass breakups to go along with 51 tackles, three for loss with one sack, one interception and a blocked kick in 12 starts. -- by Chad Reuter

Overview
Compact, muscular zone corner with aggressive ball challenges but angles of attack that lead to troubling results. The size and traits are enticing, but he gives away too many yards due to poor pursuit angles. Taylor-Britt has the feet and athletic ability to pounce on throws when allowed to park and read play design from zone. He gets burned by double moves but showed off his impressive recovery speed at the NFL Scouting Combine. He has safety experience but lacks consistency as a tackler to be trusted at the position. Taylor-Britt has the tools to stick it out at cornerback, but feast/famine play creates a buyer-beware tag.
Strengths
 
  • Three-year starter and team captain.
  • Starting experience at cornerback and safety.
  • Footwork to slide and adjust to the release.
  • Plays with little hesitation or wasted steps.
  • Opportunistic and willing to overlap from his zone.
  • Stabs and grabs with excellent ball skills.
  • Second gear to run down wideouts in recovery mode.
  • Play strength to tilt 50/50 balls in his favor.
  • Attacks blockers out on the flank.
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He was the player I drafted the most in my mocks (although we're unlikely to grab Bryan Cook in the third now) and the one I think was BPA/Need. Although a few edge rushers were okay, I think we need corner help pretty badly, especially now everyone is copying us with vertical attacks.

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1 minute ago, BlackJesus said:

Daxton Hill = 4.38 (40)

Cam Taylor-Britt = 4.38 (40)

 

I am noticing a trend. Lou wants SPEED

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Lou cut his teeth as a DB coach, should be fun to see how he uses these guys.

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CBS Sports grade ...

Cam Taylor-Britt CB, NEB         B+

Sleeper at the CB spot. Bouncy, explosive, speedy. Recovery skill is outstanding. Seemingly always finds the football. Occasionally labored getting out of his backpedal. Bengals don't have many needs, probably didn't need to double up on secondary, but Taylor-Britt is a damn good player. (Chris Trapasso)

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