After a mostly successful NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals continued their offseason by signing quite a few undrafted free agents. This is the part of the offseason that is often overlooked...and with good reason.
Let’s face it, most undrafted free agents just don’t work out.
However, Kenbrell Thompkins had a decent season in New England last year after going undrafted, and we can all look to Antonio Gates and Wes Welker as examples of succeeding in the NFL despite going undrafted. Sometimes there are diamonds in the rough and all they need is an opportunity.
While the Bengals appear to have successfully addressed holes in the draft, they definitely seemed determined to continue their improvements. For instance, they signed a couple of fullbacks from the undrafted list–that seems insignificant because the fullback is seemingly a dire position, but with Orson Charles’ run-in with the law earlier this year, who knows what’s to come of him.
It’s these questions that this part of the NFL offseason could address. How many of these low-profile athletes could wind up finding their way onto the Bengals’ 53-man roster?