Great having Cincinnati Bengals tight end coach James Casey back to In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics.
Since joining the Bengals, Casey has seen a few changes in his tight end room. However, Casey knows there could be changes this offseason as Hayden Hurst and Drew Sample are unrestricted Free Agents, and Mitchell Wilcox, while a restricted Free Agent, has not been tendered a contract.
While Casey knows the Bengals still might look to bring a combination of the trio back into the fold, the 2023 NFL is proving to be one of the deepest tight end drafts in recent memory after several players posted impressive results at the recent NFL Combine.
Lapham and Casey discuss ten top names in this draft class, including the following players.
Luke Musgrave - Oregon State
Dalton Kincaid - Utah
Michael Mayer - Notre Dame
Darnell Washington - Georgia
Luke Schoonmaker - Michigan
Tucker Kraft - South Dakota State
Brenton Strange - Penn State
Sam LaPorta - Iowa
Will Mallory - Miami (Fla)
Josh Whyle - Cincinnati