Cincinnati Bengals
    Jessie Bates III
    Jessie Bates III
    #30 | Jessie Bates III
    Healthy
    Date of Birth 2/26/1997
    Height, Weight 6'2", 195 lbs
    From Fort Wayne, IN
    Experience Rookie
    Drafted 2018 - Rd 2 (54th Overall) by CIN
    Salary $480,000
    2018 Season
    Int
    3
    18th
    PDef
    7
    --
    Solo
    73
    30th
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 2/26/1997
    Height, Weight 6'2", 195 lbs
    From Fort Wayne, IN
    Experience Rookie
    Drafted 2018 - Rd 2 (54th Overall) by CIN
    Salary $480,000
    RotowireJan 17, 7:44p ET

    News

    Bates recorded a team-high 111 tackles (73 solo) and seven passes defensed -- including three interceptions -- in 16 games in 2018.

    Impact

    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.