The two-year tight ends starter for the Scarlet Knights continues a Bengal tradition with names like Mohamaed Sanu, Brian Leonard and Clark Harris all in the uniform during the past two seasons.
Kroft declared early for the NFL draft after he caught just 24 passes for 269 yards in Ralph Friedgen's offense. A greatly improved blocker with 4.67 speed, Kroft impressed scouts on film despite his lower numbers.
"I'm definitely a better blocked, and I think every team that scouts me is going to see that," Kroft told Scout during draft preparation. I've shown I can make plays in the passing game, but you have to be more complete than that."