One big piece that the Bengals needed to add was someone to return kicks. They got just that and more in the signing of Northwestern Wildcats wide receiver Riley Lees.
During his career at Northwestern, Lees hauled in 111 receptions for 1,093 yards and nine touchdowns. He also added 21 carries for 43 yards and a score.
On top of that, he was the punt and kick returner for the Wildcats, returning 53 punts for 378 yards and 26 kicks for 542 yards in his career.
We all know that the plan is for Joe Burrow to be back healthy for the start of the 2021 season with Brandon Allen serving as his backup.
However, after the organization decided to trade Ryan Finley back on March 19th, they needed to look to add quarterback depth to their roster.
While they didn’t draft a QB, they have now signed former South Carolina Gamecocks QB Collin Hill.
Hill only logged a total of eight games during the 2020 season with the Gamecocks, as he completed 127/215 passes (59.1%) for 1,411 yards and six touchdowns with six interceptions. He also tallied four rushing touchdowns.
The Bengals put together an excellent draft addressing a lot of the team’s immediate needs, and they’ve continued to address the remaining needs through free agency.