The Cincinnati Bengals might not have drafted a wide receiver but they’ve signed a few names at the position in undrafted free agency. The one we’re going to discuss in this article is Wisconsin’s Kendric Pryor.
Pryor joined the team the day after the draft wrapped up and now gives the stripes four UDFA wide receivers, which should make this a fun position to watch in training camp and preseason.
I mentioned shortly after the draft how even though the team “ignored” the position during the draft, they’ve brought in UDFA options who could make a splash and find their way onto the roster. Along with Pryor, the Bengals have signed Jaivon Heiligh, Kwamie Lassiter, and Jack Sorensen (who I’m the most excited about).
Kendric Pryor has stiff competition to make the roster but he’s an intriguing player.
Bengals UDFA Kendric Pryor has his work cut out for him
Pryor spent five years with the Wisconsin Badgers and never put up gaudy numbers by any means. His best year came this past season when he grabbed 32 receptions for 416 yards and found the end zone three times through 12 games. He averaged 13 yards per catch.
What does make Pryor an interesting addition to this offense, however, is that he could be used in a multitude of ways. As we saw with Cincinnati’s six picks, they value versatile players and Pryor could be used as both a wide receiver and a running back.
Another thing the Bengals valued in this draft was speed and Pryor can check that off on his resumé. The dude is fast, clocking in a 4.38 40 at the combine, according to SI.
With the versatility and speed on his toolbelt, it’s no wonder the stripes added Kendric Pryor to their arsenal of weapons. He has some stiff competition with just UDFA wide receivers alone, which will make it tough for him to make the final roster, but if he does, one has to think that Zac Taylor knows several ways to utilize his strengths.
What are your thoughts on Kendric Pryor? Do you want to see him make the team?