The Cincinnati Bengals didn't have a lot of bright spots after Saturday night's performance against the Kansas City Chiefs, but Auden Tate was one of them.
The second year receiver caught all three of his targets and was just 3 yards from leading all receivers in the game. Tate's 14.0 yards per catch was impressive, and he made a spectacular 26-yard grab in the game.
Tate didn't stop putting in work when the game ended. Earlier this week in practice, he continued to turn heads. Here is another fantastic catch he made for a touchdown in team drills:
The road to the Bengals roster is not guaranteed for Tate, but he does have a few things going for him. While Tyler Boyd, John Ross, and Alex Erickson average in at just over 6-feet tall, Tate stands at 6'5'' and weighs 228 pounds.
Auden Tate has flashed an ability to use his nearly 34'' arms to his advantage, and his catch radius is one of the biggest in the league.
Tate was almost an undrafted player last year, as he was selected with the 35th pick in the 7th round. His low draft status doesn't guarantee him anything, but he is putting in the work like his job depends on it.
Stanley Morgan Jr. and Jordan Ellis are two young receivers who both made a good case for themselves during the first preseason game.
There are a lot of receivers who are trying to grab one or two available spots on the Bengals roster. This race will come down to the wire, but Auden Tate has made a great case so far as to why he should remain with this team in 2019.