Cincinnati Bengals: 4 underrated players to monitor vs Washington
Underrated Cincinnati Bengals – No. 1: Jalen Davis
Jalen Davis joined the Bengals midway through the 2020 season as their cornerback depth crumbled and he re-signed with the team on a one-year deal this season. As the Bengals continued to improve their cornerback depth throughout the offseason, Davis’ chances of making the team dwindled.
But throughout the first weeks of camp, Davis has shined. During the first preseason game, Davis was sticky in coverage. He had two pass deflections, both of which turned into tip-drill interceptions.
So far, Davis has separated himself as the sixth cornerback on this roster. Odds are that Davis will continue to get more reps earlier in the games and preseason comes to a close.
With both Eli Apple and Donnie Lewis out this week, Davis will be on the field for a large majority of the game. More performances like that in Tampa will put Davis in a sure-fire position to make the final 53 man roster.
Keep your eyes on these four Bengals as the team heads to our nation’s capital for a date with the Washington Football Team on Friday night.