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Bengals should try Cedric Ogbuehi at WR or TE

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Watching Cedric Ogbuehi highlights is more like watching a receiver than a lineman, so why not let him be a pass-catcher?

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The Cincinnati Bengals’ season is all but over in terms of playoff hopes. Now is the time they should try some unconventional methods of putting players in position to have success, or at least not be as awful as they currently are.

Example: Cedric Ogbuehi at wide receiver or tight end. If he’s not going to block, why not go ahead and move him into a pass-catching role, since blocking tends to be optional for them.

All throughout Ogbuehi’s career, you’ll see nothing but whiffs and blocking air as his defender gets an easy sack or tackle for loss, something that’s far more common with players whose main goal is to catch passses, not block.

Ever since the Bengals drafted the former Texas A&M lineman in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the only ‘highlights’ of Ogbuehi’s career have been his occasional display of great athleticism for a lineman.

Those are some good hops, so perhaps the 6’5” Ogbuehi would be a nice jump-ball receiver, or maybe he’d be good at leaping over defenders with the ball in his hands.

Why not give Ced a few looks at receiver? He’s got all the makings of one. Heck, you never see receivers helping quarterbacks up, something he executed like a pro here:

That is all.