Bengals Select Auburn Tight End Uzomah

C.J. Uzomah has been selected in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

C.J. Uzomah was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 157th overall pick of the 2015 National Football League Draft as a fifth round choice.

The tight end from Suwanee, Ga., played in 49 games for the Auburn Tigers and started 14 times.

"My biggest strengths would be route running, separating from defenders, and being able to catch the ball,” Uzomah said after being drafted. “A weakness would be hand-down blocking, but only because I haven’t been accustomed to doing it. I haven’t been around a system that utilizes a pro-style tight end.”

As a senior he caught 11 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns.

A quarterback at North Gwinnett High School, he played in 13 games at Auburn as a true freshman, but did not have a catch. As a sophomore he played in 10 games with three starts. He caught seven passes for 136 yards and one touchdown.

Playing for the SEC champions in 2013, he caught 11 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns. Uzomah had two catches in the BCS Championship Game.

C.J. Uzomah

Uzomah measured in at 6-5 3/4, 262 pounds at Auburn’s pro day in March. He ran times of 4.63 and 4.65 in the 40-yard dash.

The tight end was the fourth Auburn player selected in the 2015 draft joining wide receiver Sammie Coates (Steelers), defensive lineman Angelo Blackson (Lions) and defensive tackle Gabe Wright (Titans).

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