Fresh off of rookie minicamp, it seemed like a good time to get together the staff and get their opinions on which undrafted Bengals has caught their eye.
“Who was your favorite Bengals undrafted free agent?”
November 24, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Onterio McCalebb (23) carries the ball against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ranzell Watkins (21) during the first quarter at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Auburn running back/cornerback Onterio McCalebb. He was the fastest man in the draft, but is as skinny as JJ Evans. Speed kills, and this guy can be utilized on kick returns and some specialty packages. Get him to the outside and let him fly. Jay Gruden has a lot of options, and I hope he’s scheming as I write this.
SIU linebacker Jayson DiManche has me excited, explosive player off the edge and in pursuit. He has a real good chance of making the club with a solid camp and preseason. It’s not a LB core without at least one UDFA making the roster.
Oklahoma State K/P Quinn Sharp also has me excited of the possibility of moving on from the off injured Mike Nugent. Sharp was very effective as both a kicker and punter, he also led the nation in touchbacks.
Jordan Campbell is my favorite, and I could see him also making this team and starting. He is a hard worker, great work ethic, never gives up, a leader, has passion, great instincts, big hitter, his only downside is that he played in a smaller school after USC and Louisville. He is going to surprise a lot of people during training camp, and I could honestly see him ending up being the defense’s leader they’ve been looking for for years. If you don’t know Jordan Campbell, go YouTube him, he has quite a few videos and you will be impressed.