During his final press conference before Thursday’s NFL draft, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor seemed to confirm similar sentiments that director of player personnel Duke Tobin echoed a week prior. The team seems more poised to stay at the fifth-overall pick rather than trade down and lose the chance to select the elite player they want.
“We feel like we’re going to get a premier player that can come in and help us win immediately,” Taylor told media members Monday afternoon.
Finding out which premier player has been an interesting task for all of us. Everyone knows that it’s really down to LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, and Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell, but there’s enough information out there to determine that Pitts isn’t really in the conversation. We’ve come to terms that it’s between Chase and Sewell.