A versatile, agile and talented four-year letterman and three-year starter who will be regarded as one of the Pirates' top offensive lineman in program history … Experienced action in five seasons (2016-2020) after being a granted a medical hardship waiver (officially approved by the American Athletic Conference on May 8, 2019) that determined that a year of eligibility was not used in '16 after playing in just one game prior to an injury … Completed career with a streak of 26-straight starts (30 overall starts in 33 games played) prior to suffering a season-ending injury in 2020 … Played both guard and tackle early during career, but became entrenched at the latter high-profile pass-blocking role because of his rapid development and maturity level … Was mentored by three different position coaches during his collegiate career at ECU (Geep Wade/2016-17, Don Mahoney/2018, Steve Shankweiler/2019-20).
Bengals Sign Seven Draft Picks
The Bengals today signed seven draft picks — DE Cam Sample, DT Tyler Shelvin, OT D'Ante Smith, K Evan McPherson, C/G Trey Hill, HB Chris Evans and DE Wyatt Hubert. The team also signed veteran free agent WR Trent Taylor.
Bengals Draft Picks By The Numbers
The Bengals unveiled the jersey numbers of their 2021 draft class and they literally ran the gamut with LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase taking No. 1 for the first time in franchise history and college teammate Tyler Shelvin hauling down No. 99.
Ton Of Work Yields 'BMG' Draft For Bengals
A few behind-the scenes vignettes from the weekend on how the Bengals attacked this most unusual of drafts:
Bengals Go Big In AFC North Push Back Draft
The Bengals went historically big in the NFL Draft with seven of their 10 picks linemen.
Find Out What The Bengals Draft Picks; Coaches Said After Rounds 4 & 5 Of The 2021 NFL Draft
Press conference quotes from draft pick Cam Sample, Tyler Shelvin, D'Ante Smith and Evan McPherson, as well as coaches Brian Callahan, Lou Anarumo and Darrin Simmons.