2015 NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Grades and Analysis

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Jan 20, 2015; Fairhope, AL, USA; South squad tight end C.J. Uzomah of Auburn (88) cheers on fellow South squad players during practice at Fairhope Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

TE C.J. Uzomah, Auburn

The Bengals decided to double dip in the tight end pool by selecting C.J. Uzomah from Auburn. I wasn’t a fan of this pick. This tight end class was not very good, but still the Bengals got their man in the third round in Kroft. Uzomah is basically a receiver, he is not a big time blocker. If Tyler Eifert is one and Kroft is two, then what is the need for Uzomah who is just a receiver?

At the time, there were better options to take in this spot. I personally would have loved to see the Bengals take William & Mary wide receiver Tre McBride here. With the uncertainty surrounding the Bengals’ wide receivers after this season, it would of made a ton of sense.

I believe the Bengals will bring in a veteran to add to this group, which makes Uzomah expendable. He will probably be on the practice squad this season.

Selection Grade: C-

Next: Round Six: S Derron Smith

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