3 prospects the Bengals should target outside of Day 1 in 2022 NFL Draft

Wan'Dale Robinson (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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1. Wan’Dale Robinson

Wan’Dale Robinson checks every box as far as a receiver the Bengals should be targeting at the end of the month. In an era of football where wide-back is becoming a new position, Robinson has a solid chance to be the next to take on the position.

When thinking of a wide-back, the most common name is Deebo Samuel. Robinson is no Deebo; he is much smaller, but for what he lacks in size, he makes up for in quickness.

Robinson had more carries than receptions in two seasons at Nebraska, focusing more on the running back position. It wasn’t until his junior season at Kentucky that fans saw how talented he was as a receiver.

In his lone season in Lexington, Robinson had 104 receptions (second in the SEC), 1,334 receiving yards (second in the SEC), and seven touchdowns. His usage in the run game decreased, tallying only seven carries, but his production went up, totaling 111 yards (15.9 yards per carry).

Where Bengals fans would love Robinson most is on special teams. Cincy hasn’t had a true weapon returning punts and kicks in a very long time. Robinson has the big-play ability they’ll want back to receive.

If he somehow falls to the Bengals at pick 96, the Bengals need to take him. It would be a best-player-available pick, a strategy winning organizations implement. He’d add another dimension to an already loaded offense, with the ability to possibly be the Bengals’ slot receiver in future seasons.

Target Round: Round 3

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