Bengals 2022 UDFAs: Who will stay and who will go?

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Bengals UDFAs

Shermari Jones, RB (Coastal Carolina)

Yet another Coastal Carolina Chanticleer to join the Bengals is Shermari Jones, who rushed for 1,040 yards and 13 touchdowns during his senior season. The Bengals currently have five running backs on their roster and three of them appear near-locks to make the team.

That means that Jones will be battling it out with Trayveon Williams and Elijah Holyfield, which is a battle that he can win with some prolific performances.

Prediction: Practice squad

Kwamie Lassiter II, WR (Kansas)

The Bengals appear to love players from Kansas almost as they love players from Coastal Carolina. Kwamie Lassiter presents an intriguing option for their offense and, as is the case with Heiligh, Lassiter has a fighting chance to not only make the roster but earn some playing time as well.

Hopefully he does make the roster because if he lands on the practice squad, another team might not hesitate to scoop him up.

Prediction: Practice squad

Desmond Noel, OG (Florida Atlantic) 

Cincinnati native Desmond Noel is someone who could find himself in the mix for the backup job at one of the two guard positions. That’s the best-case scenario for him.

Prediction: Practice squad