Bengals Free Agency: 5 tight end options if C.J. Uzomah isn’t retained

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2. Isaiah Likely

Now we turn our attention to possible tight ends to draft. First up is Coastal Carolina’s Isaiah Likely, who is someone the Bengals could target in the second round.

Likely can be used in a variety of ways, as The Draft Network notes he can play in a traditional Y, flex, or H-back, doing all three for the Chanticleers. He’s a do-it-all kind of prospect and could absolutely come into the Bengals’ offense and be one of the scariest playmakers on that side of the ball.

The Chanticleer tight end hauled in 59 receptions for 912 yards and found the end zone a whopping 12 times through 13 games. The guy was a freak of nature last year but it’s not hard to do that kind of damage when playing in the SunBelt Conference.

Small school aside, Likely is an intriguing prospect and would give Cincy a young, cheap tight end for the next four years. He’s definitely someone they should be eyeing.