Rookie Allan George is hoping to make a splash on the Cincinnati Bengals roster. What should fans expect from the Vanderbilt product?
As training camp inches closer, let’s continue our realistic expectations series with the next entry being Allan George out of Vanderbilt. The Cincinnati Bengals signed George as an undrafted free agent after he didn’t hear his name called in this year’s draft.
The Bengals put a strong emphasis on the secondary during the draft this year, spending three of their six picks on cornerbacks and safeties. George was yet another addition to the secondary in the draft process and he’ll be competing with fellow UDFA Delonte Hood for a spot on the 53-man roster.
Bengals Roster: What should fans expect from Allan George?
As mentioned above, George will be battling it out with Hood for one of the final cornerback spots on the roster. It’ll be a challenge for him to get on the team but the practice squad is certainly a realistic expectation for him this year.
The cornerback position is going to be led by Chidobe Awuzie and Mike Hilton for sure with Eli Apple as the other likely starter. The Bengals drafted Cam Taylor-Britt in the second round and he could be a factor in the starting lineup as well. Daxton Hill played safety at Michigan but he could end up lining up as a cornerback.
George had 25 tackles and six passes defended in 12 games and five starts this past year for the Commodores. If he can step up his game and show that he can be a factor for the team, a roster spot might be in the cards but even if he does make it, he won’t be anything more than a special teams guy.
A realistic expectation for Allan George is that he ends up on the practice squad and spends the year there unless injuries really take their toll on the Bengals’ defense. Hopefully, that won’t be the case.