The Cincinnati Bengals drafted two Oklahoma Sooners during the 2017 NFL Draft, but that wasn’t enough. The team is reportedly bringing in former Sooners wide receiver Geno Lewis for a rookie minicamp tryout.
Lewis actually started out at Penn State, but transferred to Oklahoma for his final year of college eligibility. In 2016, Lewis caught 32 passes for 388 yards and 2 touchdowns. A four year player, Lewis' best season came as a sophomore in 2014 when he caught 55 passes for 751 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Nittany Lions.
The news comes from the player himself, who’s excited to be heading to Cincinnati.
Thank God for giving me this opportunity with the Cinncinati Bengals. #GodGotMe— Geno Lewis (@GENOALLDAY7) April 30, 2017
Lewis will join second round pick Joe Mixon and sixth round pick Jordan Evans, his former Sooners teammates in Cincinnati. It seems like a bunch of Oklahoma fans are going to need to become Bengals fans. Penn State linebacker Brandon Bell is also headed to Cincinnati after going undrafted, so he too will be someone Lewis knows.
Though, Lewis will have an uphill climb to make the roster after John Ross and Josh Malone were selected by the Bengals in the draft, adding to the wide receiver unit of A.J. Green, Brandon LaFell, Tyler Boyd, Cody Core and Alex Erickson, all of whom are returning from the 2016 roster.
The Bengals are also reportedly signing undrafted wide receivers Karel Hamilton and Corey Smith.