Former Wake Forest safety Jessie Bates III was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Congrats to Jessie Bates on being selected by the @Bengals in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL Draft!#NFLDraft #ProDeacs pic.twitter.com/NitAZtnBOx— WF Football Recruiting (@WF_FBRecruiting) April 28, 2018
The Cincinnati Bengals used their pick in the second round to select Bates, who will likely start at free safety in a division that will one day be quarterbacked by three rookies selected in this draft (Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Mason Rudolph).
With the 54th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati #Bengals select Jessie Bates, safety from Wake Forest.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 28, 2018
#OnTheClock with @Dannon pic.twitter.com/jEm2aUVFLf
Congratulations to Jessie Bates and we wish you nothing but the best (will definitely check out a game as I live in Ohio).