Staying in the AFC North, we’ll take a look at what it may cost to bring in Auden Tate, a Bengals receiver that may be an afterthought this season. After a two-win season, it’s tough to think New Orleans may look to Cincinnati if things take a turn for the worst.
Oddly enough, the Bengals have one of the best receiving corps in the league, and you could make a case there is more talent there than in New Orleans. John Ross and Tee Higgins will be the third and fourth string receivers with A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd as the top-two threats.
Tate falls to the bottom but his big frame and ability to stretch for balls still make him a viable threat. Last season, with Green out all year and Ross out part of it, Tate exploded onto the scene, totaling 575 yards.
He started just 10 games and played in just 12. He also notched 29 first downs on 40 receptions. At 6-foot-5, Tate is far from the quickest receiver. He won’t burn you with his wheels, but he can make virtually impossible catches much like we see above.
Tate is a player that could be cheaply added. A sixth-round pick for a player that could come in and be the third-string receiver or potentially even fourth behind Smith may be a necessary addition in the near future.