Bengals UDFA Jack Sorenson might shake up WR position

Leigh Oleszczak
Jack Sorenson - Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Jack Sorenson - Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cincinnati Bengals might not have drafted a wide receiver but they added a few in undrafted free agency with the ability to make a splash with the team over the summer. One such name is Jack Sorenson, hailing from the University of Miami (Ohio), roughly 45 minutes from Paul Brown Stadium.

Sorenson might have played at a smaller school but he made the most of the opportunities given to him. This past year, the Redhawk hauled in 76 receptions for 1,406 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 18.5 yards per catch, according to Miami Athletics’ official website.

Now yes, the competition level wasn’t anywhere close to what Sorenson will be facing in the NFL but it wouldn’t surprise me if this kid ended up wowing the Bengals and the fans over training camp and the preseason.

Fortunately for these undrafted receivers joining the stripes, they won’t have as much competition in years past when it comes to making the roster. After Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd, there’s a huge drop-off. That’s typical when it comes to starters to backups but for the Bengals, the decline is pretty damn steep.

Bengals UDFA Jack Sorenson is a player to watch

NFL Draft Buzz noted that Sorenson “has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback’s best friend”, which is something the team would love to add to their offense. The site also mentioned that he excels at deep routes, which, again, would be a huge asset to this offense and something the team would love to add for their 2022 campaign.

Sorenson might have gone undrafted and yes, it’s true that UDFAs have a much tougher time making an NFL roster but considering the drop-off between the starters and backups in Cincinnati, don’t be surprised if the Redhawk finds his way onto the roster as a third-string option. If nothing else, he should make the practice squad and anything is possible from there.

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I’m pulling for Jack Sorenson to pack a punch with the Cincinnati Bengals this summer!