5 tight end options for the Bengals in the 2022 NFL Draft
By Glenn Adams
3. Daniel Bellinger, San Diego State
Daniel Bellinger is coming off an impressive showing at the NFL combine, where he finished near the top of every drill. He also had the best broad jump amongst all the tight ends.
The Aztecs’ tight end is an excellent option for what Taylor likes to do with that position. Bellinger has good hands but not mind-blowing receiving stats. He finished his San Diego State career with 68 receptions, 771 receiving yards, and five touchdowns.
Bellinger is a decent run blocker and holds up well in pass protection. Because of how he was used at San Diego State, he has a lot of experience pass blocking. He was asked to block one-on-one often against defensive ends. He had some losses there, but he got the job done well, for the most part.
Currently, PFF has Bellinger ranked 190th overall. If this holds true, the Bengals will have to target him with their fifth-round pick. However, if somehow, he were to slide to the end of the sixth round, that would be incredible value for Cincinnati.