Giants Acquire Former First-Round Pick OL Billy Price from Bengals

Billy Price with the Bengals in 2019
Billy Price with the Bengals in 2019. Photo by Adam Lacy/CSM/Shutterstock (10374944bw)

The New York Giants now have another first-round pick on their offensive line. The team confirmed on Monday that they have acquired offensive lineman Billy Price in a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals.

In order to get Price, who was Cincinnati’s No. 21 pick in 2018, the Giants sent defensive tackle BJ Hill and a 2022 conditional seventh-round draft to the Bengals. Hill also entered the league in 2018, being selected in the third round.

Price is expected to give the Giants badly needed help on the interior positions in the offensive line. The 26-year-old player can cover multiple positions, having started at center, left guard, and right guard positions in the past. He played a total of 42 games, including 19 starts, in his pro career.

On the other side, the Bengals used the opportunity to add depth on defense with the acquisition of Hill while moving a player they didn’t intend to use. It wasn’t a secret that the team’s head coach Zac Taylor wasn’t a fan of Price and sought out other options.

Hill should be a rotational player for the Bengals, essentially playing the same role he did with the Giants in the past two years. The NC State product has 116 tackles, 7.5  sacks, three pass deflections, and 13 QB hits since entering the NFL.