Tight End isn’t a particularly huge need for the Bengals. In addition to star Tyler Eifert, the Bengals employ Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah. They also drafted Mason Schreck from Buffalo in the recently concluded seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. However, it appears they still aren’t satisfied with the competition at the position as they have signed Cethan Carter of Nebraska, per reports.
Per @HuskerExtraBC: TE Cethan Carter signed with the Bengals and offensive lineman Dylan Utter has a tryout with Vikings.— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) April 29, 2017
Carter was primarily used as a blocking tight end at Nebraska. Unfortunately, he can be easily run over as a blocker and lacks the ideal size for the position. He also dropped nearly 19 percent of the passes thrown his way over the last two years. It is easy to see why he was passed over by every team in the draft, but the Bengals saw enough potential in his athleticism and blocking technique to give him a shot to prove himself in training camp.