2021 NFL Draft: 4 mid-round receivers the Cincinnati Bengals should target

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 07: Rondale Moore #4 of the Purdue Boilermakers runs the ball during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 7, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 07: Rondale Moore #4 of the Purdue Boilermakers runs the ball during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 7, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Bengals receiver targets: Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell – Louisville

Speed, speed, and more speed. Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell has all the speed you can ask for and then some. At only 5’9″ 165 pounds, Atwell is rumored to have a sub 4.3 40 yard dash in his repertoire. This would provide the Bengals with the deep threat they so desperately need while also giving them someone who can make moves in space.

During his sophomore campaign in 2019, Atwell set a University of Louisville record and led the ACC with 1,292 yards. He scored 12 times and was named first-team All-ACC. He played in only nine games during his junior year in 2020, but he still managed to bring in 46 receptions for 625 yards and seven touchdowns.

Atwell’s size will be a legitimate concern for all teams. At only 165 pounds, he is limited in terms of fighting against press coverage and downfield contested catches. However, using him as a gadget weapon in the spread formations that Burrow loves could move defenses and open the field in a variety of ways.

Atwell would be well worth the risk of a third or fourth-round flier and give Cincinnati the game-breaker they desperately need.

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