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Jessie Bates III

Jessie Bates III

S - CIN

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 24College: Wake Forest

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #27
Best / Worst #16 / #47

Roster %

 
Yahoo
50%
 
ESPN
68%
 
FanDuel
 
DraftKings

Bates had been a solid producer to begin his career, surpassing 100 total tackles and generating three INTs in his first seasons. However, 2020 saw him set career highs in total tackles and pass deflections and was graded as the NFL's #1 safety by Pro Football Focus. He still plays a deeper safety role than I would like for a DB1, but given the Bengals linebacker situation is still quite unsettled, he's likely to continue seeing enough tackle opportunity to warrant this ranking and has shown enough big play ability to provide owners with a decent floor.