5 prospects for Cincinnati Bengals to watch at 2022 Senior Bowl

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Greg Dulcich, Tight End (UCLA)

  • Height – 6’3″
  • Weight – 245

The Bengals have some decisions to make at tight end.

Veteran C.J. Uzomah has been a consistent threat, showing no long-term effects from his torn Achilles in 2020. However, he will hit free agency this offseason. Drew Sample has had a solid year after a quiet start to his Bengals career, mostly as a blocker, but some new blood at the position could help.

One prospect who is relatively under the radar is UCLA’s Greg Dulcich. He is 6’3″ and 245 pounds and has split time as an inline tight end and in the slot. He had his best year in 2021, recording 42 receptions for 725 yards, putting him only 14 yards behind teammate Kyle Phillips who led the team in receiving yards.

Dulcich offered a deep threat for the Bruins, averaging 17.3 yards a catch. He surpassed 100 yards in a game twice vs LSU and Arizona State. He is a marauding presence who is challenging to bring down in space.

The biggest question for Dulcich will be if he can hold up as a blocker. The Bengals, in particular, have plenty of receiving options, so they are likely to want a more rounded option at tight end. If Dulcich can use the Senior Bowl to demonstrate he can develop that skill, then he offers a solid, mid-round opportunity.