There were a couple of mock drafts tying TCU Horned Frog Pro Wells to the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round. While Wells ultimately didn’t get drafted, the Bengals actually came by and signed the 6-foot-4,250-pounder for a UDFA contract with a reported $ 15,000 signing bonus, according to Star Telegram’s Drew Davison.
The former TCU TE Pro Wells signs with the #Bengals per source.
– Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 1, 2021
An effective threat to the red zone, Wells has scored eight touchdowns with the Horned Frogs in his last two seasons and received the All-Big 12 award for the second team in 2019 when Wells scored five touchdowns. Wells, who is mainly used as a passport catcher at the TCU, will fight for a squad spot with the Bengals, which veterans CJ Uzomah and Drew Sample will return for 2021. Uzomah, who still has a year left, tore his Achilles tendon last season, while Sample, who was reinforced in Uzomah’s absence, is under contract until 2022.
One of my favorite deep sleepers in #NFLDraft 2021 is #TCU TE Pro Wells. The 6’4 ”250 pound TE is a sporty freak. Though he only caught 32 passes in college, the physical advantage Wells possesses is wild. He’s a YAC monster and a major threat in the red zone. pic.twitter.com/FaQzGp5mj6
– Jeremy Rinaldi (@ Jeremy1782) March 1, 2021
Cincinnati also acquired former LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss, son of NFL legend Randy Moss, through waivers from the Washington Football Team last month, adding to the team’s position in that position. It’s likely that Moss, Wells and Mason Schreck, seventh in 2017, will battle for third-team representatives as the Bengals prepare for the return of Heisman winner Joe Burrow, who turned out to be in one last season Game has blown the knee.
Despite spending four years with the Horned Frogs, Wells finished his career with 403 yards from just 32 receptions. Wells, however, averaged over 12 yards per catch, an indicator of his ability to play in the red zone and center. Wells may have been rarely used at the TCU, but he has appeared in 22 games in the last two seasons, and his combination of size and pass-catching ability should allow him to compete for a squad spot in Cincinnati.
Wells, a retired basketball player who only played soccer for a year in high school, may be raw on his talent and experience, but the Bengals may have found one of the steals of uncovered free agent contract signing if they channel something He did it in 2019. In order for Wells to make the squad, he may have to beat Moss, who dated both Burrow and the 2021 top classic Ja’Marr Chase at LSu.