Tight end was thought to be the least of the Bengals needs going into the draft but they added competition to the group with a physical blocker who also is good as a receiver. Jermaine Gresham is the starter but Charles will be in the mix with Donald Lee and Colin Cochart.
Round 5/156 – Shaun Prater, CB, 5-10, 190, Iowa
The group has a lot of veterans along with Kirkpatrick but Prater’s biggest impact this year could come on special teams, where he was a gunner in punt coverage.
Round 5/166 – Marvin Jones, WR, 6-2, 199, California
Pretty good size and speed, he will also be in the mix for the competition to see who starts opposite Green.
Round 5/167 — George Iloka, S, 6-4, 225, Boise State
Has the size and speed to match up with tight ends. There is plenty of competition for playing time with the only absolute being Reggie Nelson as one of the starters.
Round 6/191 – Dan “Boom” Herron, RB, 5-10, 213, Ohio State
Doesn’t have great speed but his strength is running between the tackles. He is another guy though whose route to the roster depends on special teams contributions