Media Reactions to Bengals' Selections in the 2022 NFL Draft 

Michigan defensive back Daxton Hill (30) rushes for 25 yards after receiving a pass on a fourth down fake punt in the first quarter of an NCAA football game against Army in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Michigan won 24-21 in double-overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Dax Hill - DB, University of Michigan

"Safety might not be the biggest need for the Bengals' secondary, he's really a hybrid who can match up in the nickel in coverage."

Grade: A

"Love this fit. Hill can cover the slot and even be tried outside if the Bengals want."

Grade: A-

"Hill can play anywhere in the secondary."

Grade: A

"The first-team All-Big Ten performer is capable of playing in the box, near the line of scrimmage and even as the deep safety. He has the long speed to cover a lot of ground from sideline to sideline. This varied skill set can turn him into a defensive weapon."

Grade: B

"Hill produced a top-10 coverage slot coverage grade among Power Five defensive backs from 2020 to 2021."

Grade: Good


Cam Taylor-Britt - DB, Nebraska

"Sleeper at the CB spot. Bouncy, explosive, speedy. Recovery skill is outstanding. Seemingly always finds the football... Taylor-Britt is a damn good player."

Grade: B+

"...his physical traits (size, length, athleticism), competitive nature, and ball skills give him NFL starting potential in press-man or zone-heavy schemes."

Sheil Kapadia's Grade: B+

"He's a typical Bengals pick who has proven leadership as a captain and huge production, including five interceptions and 22 passes defended over the course of his college career."

Grade: B

"Taylor-Britt was a three-year starter at both corner and safety who is solid in run support. He's an outstanding athlete (4.38 40-yard dash at the combine) who's disruptive at the catch point. He finished his college career with six interceptions"

Grade: B


Zach Carter - DT, Florida

"He has heavy hands and is one of the best at generating power at the point of attack. Alongside D.J. Reader, he can be a productive player."

Grade: B+

"Really digging the value in Zachary Carter at No. 95."

Grade: B+


Cordell Volson - DL, NDSU

"He is a very tough offensive lineman that fits into offensive line coach Frank Turner's "glass eater" profile. He plays mean and loves finishing blocks."


Dycen Anderson - DB, Toledo

"Anderson is a toolsy prospect with the range and toughness to impact the game from various alignments on the field."


Jeff Gunter - DL, Coastal Carolina

"Gunter bursts off the snap and flashes disruptive traits thanks to his closing speed and football radar."


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