The Bengals added another receiver in the draft. This time, it was Cody Core, possibly better known as Laquon Treadwell's complement at Ole Miss. We all knew that the Bengals were looking at receivers in this year's draft, but it was a little less certain that a second one was needed after picking up Brandon LaFell in free agency.
The Bengals were known to have looked at and visited with Ole Miss' prolific receiver Treadwell leading up to the draft. However, there was much less buzz about Core, the other talented component of Ole Miss' one-two punch in the passing game. With the selection, the Bengals now have nine players with a shot to compete for what is likely six open positions. And, that's before undrafted free agents undoubetbly enter the mix, too.
Core was a very useful complement to Treadwell in the Rebels' passing game. He put up 78 receptions for 10 touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons at Ole Miss. Considering the fact that he recorded 17.4 yards per catch in 2015, it's not hard to see why the Bengals might have been excited about him.
Those numbers look pretty great, especially when considering that he had to share touches with one of the top receivers in this year's draft. But, Core wasn't considered nearly as exciting of a recruit as his counterpart due to below-average hands and a serious need for refinement in his routes. Then again, one of Mohamed Sanu's biggest criticisms coming out of college was the fact that he seemed lazy on routes and coming out of breaks. If he can work on some of the finer points of his game, he could easily become a strong slot or wildcard option.
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