4 Small School Prospects the Cincinnati Bengals Could Target in the Draft
Harrison Bryant – Tight End, Florida Atlantic
The Bengals passing attack took a hit as former first-round pick, tight end Tyler Eifert, signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason. Cincinnati is now in desperate need of a big-bodied player to make contested catches over the middle. Insert Harrison Bryant.
Bryant is a 6’5″ 243-pound tight end and won the Mackey Award for best college tight end during his senior campaign at FAU. He led the nation with 65 catches for a total of 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns.
Bryant’s combine was one to forget. He ran a 4.73 40 yard dash, tying him for seventh overall in the tight end group. He jumped a 32.5″ vertical and only a 110″ broad jump. Bryant’s athleticism alone will not dominate a game, but his route-running technique and strong hands will help improve any team’s passing attack.
He may not be the biggest guy on the line of scrimmage, but Bryant is a fierce blocker when called upon. Many draft experts have compared Byrant to George Kittle, a comp that any Bengals’ fan should love. Cincinnati would love to give Joe Burrow a dangerous weapon like Harrison Bryant who can compete for the ball at any level of the field.