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Michigan WR Roy Roundtree Tweets He's Coming To Cincinnati

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The Cincinnati Bengals are active during the undrafted free agency period, reportedly inviting a second wide receiver as a college free agent.

Gregory Shamus

According to his personal account, University of Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree.

In four seasons with Michigan, Roundtree posted 154 receptions for 2,304 yards passing and 15 touchdowns. Roundtree is an Ohio native, attending Trotwood-Madison High School in Montgomery County near Dayton.


Quicker-than-fast slot receiver. Can cut sharply to find holes in zone coverage over the middle. Tough receiver who will go up for passes in traffic and take a hit. Uses feet and hands to swim past linebackers to get into his route off the line. Also uses head fake, lean, and swim move down the seam to get inside position. Flashes agility to turn upfield very quickly after the catch. Very willing as a run blocker, attacks his man, gets the angle and gives great effort to sustain.

Michigan’s offense has not been known for its prowess in the passing game over the past few years, but anyone who has doubted Roundtree in the past has done so to their peril. He has worked through a learning disability to succeed in high school and college, earning his college degree before his fifth year in Ann Arbor. And on the field, his slight build belies the same type of strength and determination. Adding his speed into the equation makes him a potential inside starter in the NFL as a top 125 pick. One of the top receivers in Ohio (86 receptions for 1,238 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior) decided to cross the border to Michigan to play college football. As a redshirt freshman, he started four of 11 games (32-434, 3 TD). His sophomore season got him on the radar, garnering second-team All-Big Ten honors from league media with 72 catches for 935 yards and seven scores. Though he started all 13 games last year, his production dropped significantly in new head coach Brady Hoke’s offense (19-355, 2 TD). Wolverines fans will always remember his 16-yard touchdown to beat Notre Dame in 2011, however.