The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t draft a tight end this year, but they landed an intriguing option in undrafted free agency.
On Sunday, South Florida Bulls tight end Mitch Wilcox announced he was signing with the Bengals.
Wilcox, who measures in at 6-3 and 247 pounds, is a little undersized for an NFL tight end, and his production in 2019 didn’t measure up to the caliber of player he can be.
After breaking school records in catches (43) and receiving yards 540) in 2018, Wilcox’s numbers dipped to 28 grabs for 350 yards in 2019. However, he did score five times last after combining for six touchdowns in his first three seasons.
Wilcox was given a 5.50 grade by NFL.com, which is the ‘chance to make end of roster or practice squad’ tier of prospects. He’ll now compete with Jordan Franks, Mason Schreck and Cethan Carter for one of the final tight end spots on the 2020 Bengals’ roster.