3 under-the-radar Bengals who could make the 53-man roster in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
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2. Jaivon Heiligh

Honestly, just about any of the UDFA wide receivers could be listed here and I could probably make a case for why they could end up on the Bengals’ final roster. I decided to go with Coastal Carolina product, Jaivon Heiligh, though.

The Bengals have one of the best wide receiver trios in the league with Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd, but behind them leaves a lot to be desired. While Stanley Morgan has been with the team for a few years, he’s never had more than three catches in a single season.

Heiligh could not only make the team but could easily work his way into a backup role on the offense. He’s coming off an impressive season with the Chanticleers where he hauled in 66 catches for 1,128 yards and seven touchdowns and the year before he found the end zone 10 times.

The Bengals could use more receiver depth behind their stellar trio because even though everyone is under contract through 2023, Higgins is going to want to get paid like a WR1 and Cincinnati needs to be prepared to replace him if that becomes a storyline next offseason.

Jaivon Heiligh could become a star in Cincinnati.

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