Cincinnati Football: Josh Whyle becomes latest Bearcats tight end to get picked in NFL Draft

Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Josh Whyle reacts after scoring touchdown against Kennesaw State Owls at Nippert Stadium. USA Today.
Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Josh Whyle reacts after scoring touchdown against Kennesaw State Owls at Nippert Stadium. USA Today. /
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Tennessee Titans draft pick Josh Whyle became the fourth Bearcats tight end to get drafted since 2007 alongside Brent Celek, Travis Kelce, Adrien Robinson and Josiah Deguara.

During the recent Scouting Combine, Whyle showed off his next level potential by competing in multiple drills and recording an unofficial time of 4.69 seconds in the 40-yard sprint.

Since breaking out in his sophomore campaign, Whyle solidified himself as one of the best tight ends in school history and should compete for playing time heading into training camp.

Whyle became the first Cincinnati tight end to secure 15 receiving touchdowns in his career, surpassing Celek’s program record with a 14-yard touchdown against UCF last season.

Cincinnati Football: Josh Whyle becomes latest Bearcats tight end to get picked in NFL Draft

Make sure to stay tuned for more coverage as other former Bearcats standouts hope to get drafted today including Arquon Bush, Ja’Von Hicks, Ivan Pace Jr, Leonard Taylor and more!

Hicks totaled 197 tackles and 10 interceptions in his career at Cincinnati, the sixth-most in program history, including a 45-yard touchdown return in the home opener last season.

Cincinnati Football: Tennessee Titans select Bearcats tight end Josh Whyle in NFL Draft

Cincinnati native and former Bearcats tight end Josh Whyle was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 147th overall pick in the 5th round of the NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon!

Whyle was recently named the 5th highest rated tight end prospect prior to the draft according to the 33rd Team after receiving All-AAC recognition three times throughout his career.

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