Bengals' Drew Sample expected to make 'significant jump'

Cincinnati Bengals second-year tight end Drew Sample is expected to make a "significant jump" next season, writes Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic.

What It Means:

Sample, a 2019 second-round pick, played just 108 offensive snaps across nine games before landing on injured reserve with an ankle injury. C.J. Uzomah and Sample will work together to make up for the offseason departure of Tyler Eifert, who was fourth on the team with 68 targets last season. Sample's outlook could change if the Bengals add a tight end in the draft, but Dehner doesn't expect that to happen.

Sample caught 5 passes on 6 targets for 30 yards as a rookie. He had modest college production for the Washington Huskies, catching 46 passes for 487 yards and 5 touchdowns over four seasons.