The Bengals’ undrafted rookie class is in
The Bengals may not announce their official list of undrafted rookie signings until rookie minicamp. But Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer has a list of Bengals UDFA additions, and it includes former Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
The rest of the Bengals’ undrafted free agents, per Reedy:
Bowling Green center Ben Bojicic, Western Kentucky cornerback Derrius Brooks, UCLA safety Tony Dye, New Mexico defensive back Bubba Forrest, Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen, Indiana State receiver Justin Hilton, Arkansas State defensive end Brandon Joiner, Kansas State safety Emmanuel Lamur, West Virginia defensive end Julian Miller, UConn receiver Kashif Moore, Notre Dame guard Trevor Robinson, New Mexico State receiver Taveon Rodgers, Colorado running back Rodney Stewart, and Clemson tackle Landon Walker.
Burfict has the biggest name of the group, but the small-schooler Joiner (pictured) could be a sleeper to crack the Bengals’ roster. An undersized pass rusher at about just over 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, Joiner earned Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year honors during a 13-sack senior campaign. Joiner originally signed with Texas A&M out of high school, so he obviously has some talent.
(Photo credit: Arkansas State.)