Bengals: Five Wide Receivers They Should Eye in The Draft

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Nov 15, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) catches the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels cornerback Brian Walker (28) defends in the first quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 15, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) catches the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels cornerback Brian Walker (28) defends in the first quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /
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November 28, 2015; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Will Fuller (7) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Stanford Cardinal during the XXXX half at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
November 28, 2015; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Will Fuller (7) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Stanford Cardinal during the XXXX half at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Will Fuller

The Notre Dame prospect, Will Fuller, is one, if not the best, vertical deep threat in this draft. Coleman can blow off the top off any defense, but Fuller takes it to another level. Remember when Mike Wallace was in Pittsburgh? Wallace was a major deep threat, but struggled with drop passes. Fuller is exactly the same, feast or famine.

At 6 foot 186lbs, Fuller possesses top speed clocking in at 4.32. If he could fix his drop issues, he could prove to be a solid addition to Cincinnati and make us forget about Jones and Sanu relatively quickly. Fuller had a great year for the Fighting Irish in 2015. He had 62 receptions for 1,258 yards and 14 touchdowns. That was after Fuller put up 76 receptions 1,094 yards and 15 TDs  in his sophmore year. Fuller also won the Fighting Irish team MVP, which only shows that he is a great locker room presence as well.

Tyler Boyd

If Cincinnati wants to wait to the second or third round to address the wide receiver, they could and select Pittsburgh wide receiver  Tyler Boyd. Boyd is Pittsburgh’s all time wide receiver in receptions and receiving yards. In three years, Boyd had 254 receptions 3,361 receiving yards. He had a low touchdown ratio, but he eats up yardage in-between the goal lines.

Boyd reminds me a lot of Sanu. At both 6’2 and over 200lbs, both of these players have incredibly strong hands. These players can make contested catches at the intermediate level, also they are similar because they a very versatile. While at Pitt, Boyd played both wide receiver and running back, something that Sanu did every now and then in Cincinnati. Boyd would be a perfect Sanu replacement and if Cincinnati double dips at the wide receiver position, Boyd should be one of those guys.

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