The Cincinnati Bengals have finally added a tight end, though it comes after the completion of the 2018 NFL Draft.
After not landing a player at the tight end position during the NFL Draft, the Bengals snagged Jordan Franks of the UCF Knights as an undrafted free agent. The news comes from Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks, Jordan’s brother.
I promise the @Bengals just got the best TE in the Draft. Love my boy @Jordan5Franks !!!!— Feleipe Franks (@18franks) April 28, 2018
Franks didn’t have the kind of college production that put him in position to be drafted this year. In 27 career games, Franks caught just 43 passes for 509 yards and two scores. His best season came as a sophomore in 2015, where he caught 20 balls for 243 yards and two scores.
As as senior in 2017, Franks caught 12 passes for 120 yards. He actually spent time briefly at other positions during his career, including linebacker, defensive back and wide receiver, the latter of which being what he originally came to UCF as.
At his pro day, Franks recorded 4.61 40-yard dash, 4.45 20-yard shuttle and 31.5” broad jump at 6”3 and 232 pounds. He’s an athlete that hasn’t quite translated it onto the field, but the Bengals are hoping to change that.