ESPN thinks an undrafted Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver was one of the NFL’s “surprise offseason standouts” during minicamps.

Kwamie Lassiter II, a former Kansas Jayhawks standout, was named by ESPN this week as the Bengals player who has surprised this offseason.

From ESPN:

The rookie undrafted free agent had an impressive offseason. The wide receiver even earned some first-team reps on offense. If Lassiter can work his way into the special teams rotation, he might have a shot at making the 53-man roster.

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Wide receiver Kwamie Lassiter II (18) catches a pass during the first day of Cincinnati Bengals rookie camp at the Paul Brown Stadium practice field in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, May 13, 2022.
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Even though Lassiter has had a nice offseason so far, it’s still going to be tough for him to make the Bengals’ 53-man roster.

As ESPN’s Ben Baby pointed out, Lassiter will have to prove he can be a reliable special teams contributor to make the roster. There won’t be many wide receiver reps available for an undrafted free agent — especially considering that Cincinnati might have the best one through three wide receiver rotation in the NFL with Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd.

Lassiter will have to continue his strong offseason in training camp and during preseason games to have a legitimate shot to make the 53-man roster this fall.

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