5 tight end options for the Bengals in the 2022 NFL Draft

Glenn Adams
MADISON, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 11: Jake Ferguson #84 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs onto the field before the game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Camp Randall Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Madison, Wisconsin. Badgers defeated the Eagles 34-7. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
MADISON, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 11: Jake Ferguson #84 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs onto the field before the game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Camp Randall Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Madison, Wisconsin. Badgers defeated the Eagles 34-7. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /
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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.

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