Three speedy receivers the Cincinnati Bengals need to keep an eye on
Bengals speedy receiver targets: Marquez Stevenson, Houston
The Bengals have already had luck taking one speedster out of Houston in Brandon Wilson. The former sixth-round pick has turned into one of the most dangerous kickoff returners in the league. Why not take two, selecting Marquez Stevenson to join him?
A season ago, the 6’0 190-pound receiver hauled in 52 catches for 907 yards and nine touchdowns. The year prior, he eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark and hauled in an additional nine touchdowns. Certainly not a bad stat line.
However, the number that sticks out the most on his resume is his average yards per catch. In 2019, he was reeling in passes at a clip of 17.4 yards, speaking to his big play ability. Cincinnati has found their footing in the deep passing game as of recently but a guy like Stevenson could ensure that it’s here to stay.
You’ve got to love what he does in the return game as well. He’s electric in that aspect and has housed two kickoffs over the course of his collegiate career. Sure, the Bengals already have Wilson, but why not force teams to account for both of them? Plus, he could give a boost to the punt return game.
Stevenson has what Zac Taylor’s Bengals need with a projected 4.4 40 time. Right now, he’s projected to go on day three. If that assessment sticks, Cincinnati would be crazy to not at least consider taking him.