ESPN thinks an under-the-radar Cincinnati Bengals rookie will “keep making noise” during training camp.
Ben Baby, who covers the Bengals for ESPN, made a camp prediction for Cincinnati this week and he thinks undrafted rookie wide receiver Kwamie Lassiter II has a “strong case” to make the 53-man roster this fall.
Kwamie Lassiter II keeps making noise. The undrafted free agent wide receiver out of Kansas was one of the top risers during offseason workouts. He eventually worked his way into the top rotation and earned some reps with the first-team offense. This is a welcomed development for a Bengals team that has limited production outside of the starting trio of Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. If Lassiter continues on this trajectory, he will make a strong case to make the team’s 53-man roster.
This is probably a solid prediction.
The Bengals have arguably the best wide receiver trio in the NFL in Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd.
But beyond those three, Cincinnati doesn’t have a lot of depth. That means Lassiter should have a legitimate shot at making the roster.
Lassiter doesn’t have a ton of upside, but he’s a dependable receiver who could serve in a No. 5 wide receiver role.
The main thing that Lassiter needs to do to earn a roster spot is show that he can make an impact on special teams. That’s his best way to make Cincinnati’s 53-man roster.
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