4 tight ends the Bengals should target in 2022 offseason

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Mo Alie-Cox

Why not go with a younger player who has mainly played as a backup who is looking to prove something? Mo Alie-Cox fits that mold.

Alie-Cox has been playing in Jack Doyle’s shadow for his first four years in the league. Even as a backup he averaged 355 yards a season and three touchdowns. Given the chance, he could prove to be a hidden gem.

Why not take the chance on him? Cincy can sign him to a two-year deal and if he doesn’t work out, they can cut him before they have to extend Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. Alie-Cox could turn out to be a Delanie Walker type; a player who spent many years as a backup and gets his chance and has a solid career as a starter.

PFF ranks Mo Alie-Cox as the tenth-best available tight end and offered this analysis:

"He’s still learning the nuances of NFL football but hasn’t let that slow him down, with four-straight seasons grading above 65.0. Operating behind Jack Doyle has limited Alie-Cox’s receiving production, but perhaps he could become more of a focal point going forward."

Coming from a basketball background at VCU, PFF points out he is still learning the NFL, but his athleticism cannot be denied. Give him the chance and he might surprise everyone and make this offense even stronger.