Bengals assistant linebackers coach Paul Guenther attended Grand Valley State's Pro Day on March 9, that also hosted players from Michigan Tech, Hillsdale College and Ferris State. Guenther could be looking at a linebacker, and a defensive lineman that worked at linebacker.
The three players to keep an eye on this year are Grand Valley State DL Dan Skuta (6-2 1/2, 249 pounds), Michigan Tech DB Robert Haynes (5-9 1/4, 191 pounds) and Hillsdale LB Tom Korte (6-0 1/4, 236 pounds).
Skuta, who also worked at linebacker, fullback and halfback, had times of 4.76 and 4.72 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a 35-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 9-inch broad jump. He had a 4.42 short shuttle and a 7.05 three-cone drill, and he did 20 repetitions on the bench press.
Haynes ran 40 times of 4.38 and 4.43 and had a 38-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 6-inch broad jump. He went 4.21 in the short shuttle and 7.06 in the three-cone drill, and he did 26 reps on the bench press.
Korte ran the 40 in 4.78 and 4.81 and had a 31 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump. He added times of 4.34 in the short shuttle and 7.16 in the three-cone drill, and he did 21 bench-press lifts.