Bengals Roster: Realistic expectations for Jalen Davis in 2022

Jalen Davis, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Jalen Davis, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Jalen Davis is entering his third year on the Cincinnati Bengals roster. What should fans expect from him? 

After going undrafted out of Utah State, Jalen Davis joined the Miami Dolphins and played three games for them in 2018. He then played two games for the Cardinals in 2019 before the Cincinnati Bengals added him to their practice squad in October of 2020.

Since then, Davis has stuck with the Bengals organization, jumping back and forth between the practice squad and the active roster. He appeared in a career-high 15 games this past season and totaled seven tackles while mostly appearing on special teams.

Davis isn’t a big name in the organization but not everyone is going to be well-known, especially those who mostly make appearances on special teams.

Bengals Roster: What should fans expect from Jalen Davis in 2022?

Davis’ previous experience as a special teams contributor should be enough to get him onto the 53-man roster. As a cornerback, he shouldn’t see the field much sitting behind Mike Hilton on the depth chart but he did see minimal time in the secondary last season.

Jalen Davis might not be one of the more exciting names with the team but he’s been with the team for the past two years and the organization clearly likes him. Keeping valued special teams players is a smart move and Davis has shown that he can help this team in his specific role.

The only way Davis doesn’t end up making the team is if one of the UDFAs (Bookie Radley-Hiles, Allan George, etc) shine bright enough to force the Bengals into a tough decision. More than likely, however, Davis lands on the roster and continues his role of helping out on special teams.

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What expectations do you have for Jalen Davis in his third year with the Cincinnati Bengals?