Cincinnati Bengals: 3 UDFAs who can make a difference on the roster
Cincinnati Bengals UDFAs to watch – No. 1: Pro Wells
The UDFA most likely to come in and potentially smack teams in the mouth is tight end Pro Wells. Stripe Hype’s own Glenn Adams wrote an article about Wells and how he could be the next Tony Gonzalez or Antonio Gates in the sense that he played college basketball and now is looking to make it in the NFL as a tight end.
"If we were to think of Wells as more of a classic tight-end, he has some growing to do. However, if we think of him as a weapon and mismatch nightmare for defenses, then he should be able to produce immediately while learning on the fly the intricacies of the position."
This is what to keep in mind with Wells. He’s not going to come in and destroy defenders from Day 1 and it’ll take time to get him acclimated to the NFL. His production in college is probably why he went undrafted, as he never reached the 200-yard mark in any of his three seasons at TCU. He did have five touchdowns in 2019, however, and that shows he can be a threat in the red zone.
With the Bengals’ lack of depth at tight end, Wells has a chance to come in and contribute right away. His college numbers might not be eye-popping whatsoever but there’s reason to believe the former Horned Frog can be a difference-maker in this offense. It might not happen in 2021 but he has a chance to add a few big plays this year and grow into the role.
Hopefully, the Bengals get some kind of production out of their UDFAs and these three provide the best chance of that happening.