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Cincinnati Bengals: 6 Players Whose Stock Is on the Rise After OTAs

It’s one thing for tight end Tyler Eifert and running back Giovani Bernard to be impressing coaches in OTAs—that’s what they’re supposed to do being the first two selections the Bengals made in the draft.

It’s another for Arkansas product Cobi Hamilton, one of the team’s sixth-round selections, to be tearing it up to the point of receiving consistent praise from the coaching staff.

According to Geoff Hobson of, Hamilton is catching everything thrown his way and making tough catches in traffic to boot:

The first two draft picks, tight end Tyler Eifert and running back Giovani Bernard, continue to draw raves as Eifert carved up a seven-on-seven period in the red zone. But don’t sleep on sixth-rounder Cobi Hamilton, the wide receiver from Arkansas who has caught just about everything with 6-2, 212-pound physicality.

It was hard to consider Hamilton a serious threat to maker the final roster entering rookie minicamp and OTAs, but the consistency he has continued to display should push him well past the likes of Ryan Whalen and Brandon Tate.

Cincinnati needs some insurance with second-year receivers Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu having yet shown an ability to stay healthy. With the way Hamilton’s stock is rising, he should be the immediate backup behind the two.