Drew Sample might have been the second-best blocking tight end in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Bengals wouldn't come out and say he was one-dimensional, but the way they waxed poetic about him after choosing him suggests he's going to come along slowly as a receiver. In 51 games at Washington, he had just 46 catches, 487 yards and five touchdowns. Fantasy owners shouldn't want Sample anywhere near their teams.
The Bengals selected Sample in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 52nd overall. Sample is the second tight end taken in the second round and fourth player off the board at his position overall. His production at Washington is far from eye-popping -- he had 25 catches for 252 yards and three scores in his best and final season. An argument could be made that he was somewhat underutilized in the passing game, however. Still, Sample's best quality could be his blocking, which should help him see early playing time. Tyler Eifert still projects as the starting tight end in Cincinnati, but his lack of durability means that Sample can still have a role as a rookie.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||San Francisco 49ers||4||4.75|
|8||10/27||@Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|13||12/01||New York Jets||6||4.88|
|15||12/15||New England Patriots||18||7.37|