|Date of Birth||2/26/1997|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 195 lbs|
|From||Fort Wayne, IN|
|Drafted||2018 - Rd 2 (54th Overall) by CIN|
Bates recorded a team-high 111 tackles (73 solo) and seven passes defensed -- including three interceptions -- in 16 games in 2018.
Bates impressed from Week 1 on after joining the Bengals as a second-round pick last year. He proved to be one of Cincinnati's best defenders, providing run and pass support consistently while playing 99 percent of the defensive snaps. He figures to be a valuable IDP player in 2019, assuming he can maintain or improve his level of play.