MORGAN TRENT (Cornerback, Michigan)
Q: Bengals defensive backs coach Kevin Coyle mentioned he talked to you a few years ago when he was evaluating former Michigan and current Bengals cornerback Leon Hall:MT: It's a dream come true. It's a blessing. Just to be on a team is a big deal. It's exciting. I got to work with coach Coyle and coach Lewis at the Senior Bowl, and I'm excited to get there.
Q: Do you recall the conversation you had with Coach Coyle a few years back?MT: Yes I do. He came to see Leon at his pro day, and we met then. I didn't take it too seriously then, and never thought it would get to this point.
Q: You started out as a wide receiver at Michigan. How quickly did you move to cornerback?MT: I moved to defensive back heading into my freshman season after red-shirting a year.
Q: How did that move come about?MT: (Former Michigan head coach Lloyd) Carr thought it might be a good move for me. He thought I could do well there. The biggest thing was to stay on the field, so I was willing to make the switch.
Q: What do you like about playing corner as opposed to playing wide receiver?MT: It's much harder than playing receiver. You're out there by yourself, and you have to be mentally tough to play there.
Q: Have you talked to Leon Hall since you've been drafted?MT: Yes, he texted me just a few seconds after I was drafted.