Now that the Cincinnati Bengals have a defensive coordinator, they are ready to do some scouting at the NFL Combine next week.
New head coach Zac Taylor named New York Giants defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo as his coordinator Thursday in a search that came down to the wire before the biggest scouting event in preparation for the April draft. The NFL Combine takes place Tuesday through March 4 in Indianapolis.
The Bengals’ top priorities include the linebacker and offensive tackle positions, but they also should be looking hard at quarterbacks – either as a backup to Andy Dalton or as his future replacement. Cornerbacks also could be high on the list of needs if Darqueze Dennard moves on in free agency, and Anarumo’s background is mainly with defensive backs so he likely knows that position group well among this draft class.