Wide receiver seems like an obvious position for the Cincinnati Bengals to address early in the NFL Draft later this week. Yet, we’ve heard nothing as far as them talking to anybody at that position.
The Bengals recently had a FaceTime meeting with former Georgia receiver Lawrence Cager, per Justin Melo of The Draft Wire.
Adding to this, #Georgia WR Lawrence Cager recently held pre-draft meetings over FaceTime with the #Jets & #Bengals. https://t.co/VhnintkklR— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) April 17, 2020
If you’re looking for size at a discount, Cager is your pass catcher. The 22-year old measured in at 6-5 and 220 pounds with over 33” arms at the NFL Combine. With all that length, it was a bit surprising to see his hands measure in at under 9” (8 7/8”).
Cager unfortunately couldn’t test in Indianapolis due to the ankle injury that cut his 2019 season short. Speaking of last season, it was actually the only year Cager was with the Bulldogs. He spent the previous four years with the Miami Hurricanes and transferred to Georgia with immediate eligibility. Playing with a better quarterback in Jake Fromm did help Cager’s production in just nine games (33 receptions, 476 yards, four touchdowns), but it wasn’t anything earth-shattering.
The Bengals are very particular about the receivers they draft early, so if they end up with Cager, don’t expect it to happen anytime before the sixth round.