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Drew Sample is the best tight end in the NFL in pass blocking, according to PFF

The Sample size is finally big enough.

Buffalo Bills v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Jeff Dean/Getty Images

Drew Sample haters are getting quieter by the day.

Not only did the fourth-year veteran have an exhilarating touchdown against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football, but he has earned Pro Football Focus’ top grade (82.3) in pass blocking for tight ends. He’s allowed just one pressure the entire season.

Sample, of course, was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft specifically because of his pass blocking ability. And so it’s nice to see him reaching his potential there.

But with Joe Burrow playing out of his mind right now, we also got to see Sample show his wheels in primetime.

Now with Ja’Marr Chase nursing a back injury and Tee Higgins likely out with a hamstring injury, it’ll be upon receivers Tyler Boyd and Trenton Irwin and the tight ends, including Sample, to help keep the passing game thriving.

Can Burrow outduel one of the hottest rookie quarterbacks we’ve seen in a while, the Houston Texans’ CJ Stroud?

We discuss that and more in our most recent video:

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