Undrafted Free Agents the Cincinnati Bengals should Pursue
With the 2020 NFL draft officially in the books, we take a look at some undrafted free agents the Cincinnati Bengals should target.
The Cincinnati Bengals have capped off what many experts consider to be an excellent draft. After selecting the new face of their franchise, Joe Burrow, the front office went on to pair him with an outstanding wide receiver in Tee Higgins. From there, the team added three linebackers with great upside and unique skillsets, a tackle with good physical attributes, and a well-rounded defensive end.
There’s always work to be done, however. The team will now shift their focus to adding undrafted free agents. There are still plenty of players out there who could potentially compete for a roster spot and help the Bengals get back to winning.
Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
This just makes too much sense not to happen. Moss isn’t going to blow you away with his receiving ability but he is a good blocker and can make plays when targeted. You’ve got to think Burrow is calling for his former teammate to join him in stripes.
Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
Hunter Bryant is a guy that many probably didn’t expect to go un-drafted. He’s undersized for the position but shows real ability in the passing game. It couldn’t hurt to see if he could build some chemistry with Burrow and give the team a different kind of weapon.
Trey Adams, OT, Washington
After some injuries, Trey Adams fell off. However, before those injuries, many thought he could be a first-round pick. He’ll probably never get back to his pre-ACL tear form but it’s worth bringing him in to try.
Terence Steele, OT, Texas Tech
This is a name to keep an eye on, as he was reportedly a favorite of offensive line coach Jim Turner during the Senior Bowl. Steele’s got prototypical size and length. He even fits the mold of this year’s Bengals draft class as a former captain.
Austin Mack, WR, OSU
Austin Mack is a hard-working receiver who could make a push for a back-end roster spot. He has the capability to give special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons an ace on his unit.
Stanford Samuels III, CB, Florida State
Samuels has great size and length for the corner position at 6’2. The former 5-star recruit has some nice traits to work with and is worth bringing in to see if he can make the practice squad to develop down the line.