Admittedly, I didn’t know who this was, but our film guru, Patrick Carlisle, immediately called it a nice pick. And NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said Sample was his second-ranked defensive end coming into Day 3.
Hall of Fame career confirmed.
This past season, the 6-3, 267-pound Sample earned First-Team All-American Athletic Conference honors (the conference Cincinnati OWNS) after recoding 52 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and three pass breakups in 11 starts).
In 2019, he started all 13 games and racked up 44 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and four pass breakups. He started 11 games in 2018 while notching 40 tackles , six tackles for loss and four sacks, despite being plagued by an ankle injury.
This is the second-straight edge defender Cincinnati drafted after landing Joseph Ossai in Round 3.
Bengals draft picks 2021
- Round 1, Pick No. 5: LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase
- Round 2, Pick No. 38: Clemson OL Jackson Carman
- Round 3, Pick No. 69: Texas LB Joseph Ossai
- Round 4, Pick No. 111 Tulane DE Cameron Sample
- Round 4, Pick No. 122 LSU DT Tyler Shelvin
- Round 4, Pick No. 139 ECU OL D’Ante Smith
- Round 5, Pick No. 149:
- Round 6, Pick No. 190
- Round 6, Pick No. 202
- Round 7, Pick No. 235
The Bengals’ remaining top draft needs are:
LB, TE, CB, K.
- NFL Draft Rounds 4-7
- When: Saturday, May 1
- Time: 12:00 pm ET
- TV: ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network.
- Online Stream: NFL.com, WatchESPN and NFL Mobile.
- Radio: ESPN Radio
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