Finley and Jacob Dolegala, of the State of Central Connecticut, were the only quarterbacks that the Bengals incorporated for the pre-draft visits. As a result, Finley was hoping to be one of Cincinnati's early round picks.
"Anything can happen in the NFL Draft, but I thought the visit went well and I remember thinking how fortunate it would be if I could play for the Bengals with all the quarterbacks they have in the building," he said. . "With coach Taylor as a quarterback, and with coach Callahan as quarterback, and coach Van Pelt trained quarterbacks for a long time, I remember thinking how lucky he would be if he could be near so many quarterbacks' minds. of field ".
"It's hard not to expect you to go before, but for the most part I just wanted a good fit, I think this is a very good option for me, so I was very excited to get that call from Coach Taylor." He had been in the building and I had been around the whole world and I knew it was a place where I would feel really good about going. "
Soon he will be back in front of the fat board at Paul Brown Stadium.
"I'm ready to compete and learn," said Finley. "I'm excited about the NFL's learning curve, obviously, I've been in college for a long time, so I'm excited for the next step and the next challenge, whatever I can do to help the team as soon as I can, I'll do it. "
"I think, ultimately, what you see in Ryan is a kid who makes very good decisions, he's very precise, he throws on time, and those are things we value in the quarterback position," Callahan said. "He showed all three at a high level in the state of N.C."
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