5 prospects for Cincinnati Bengals to watch at 2022 Shrine Bowl

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Charleston Rambo, Wide Receiver, Miami

  • Height – 6’1″
  • Weight – 185

With a receiving corps containing Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd, it’s fair to not consider wide receiver as a desperate need for the Bengals. However, the depth at the position is likely to take a hit.

With Auden Tate set to leave, there is a lack of reliable options at the position. Potentially, a speedy deep threat receiver late in the draft could be an option.

Oklahoma transfer Charleston Rambo had an explosive end to his 2021 season with the Miami Hurricanes. When Tyler Van Dyke took over as signal-caller, Rambo averaged 123 yards per game. Rambo first burst onto the scene as a redshirt freshman, scoring a 49-yard touchdown against Alabama.

Having been second in receiving yards for the Sooners in 2019, Rambo fell down the pecking order, and Miami offered him a fresh start. Playing as an outside receiver, you see him on the end of multiple deep shots. His body control and ball tracking are excellent, and while he might not be considered a ‘burner’, he has the speed to take the top off a defense.

The downside to Rambo is that he is thin-framed, meaning he might not stand up to the more physical corners in the league. That said, he managed 387 yards after the catch.

Others have noted drops as a worry, and the Draft Network’s Joe Marino currently has him with a fifth-round grade. Rambo’s potential could tally with where the Bengals are looking to spend draft capital on wideouts.