Bengals running backs coach Jim Anderson was conducting drills for Kentucky's Pro Day, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy. The Wildcat prospects include wide receiver Randall Cobb and running back Derrick Locke -- we need to ask Reedy what Derrick's relation to John is. Even though he's a wide receiver, writes Reedy, Cobb was going through running back drills with Anderson.
Cobb is an interesting prospect because of his versatility. He had 84 receptions for 1,017 yards and seven touchdowns last season but also had 55 rushing attempts and averaged 7.7 yards per carry with five touchdowns. He also broke the SEC single-season record for all-purpose yards with 2,396.
As for Locke, the running back recorded 2,618 yards rushing in his four-year career at Kentucky with 22 touchdowns and a 5.0 yard/rush average. Additionally, Locke caught 95 passes for 883 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Even though he missed four games during his senior season, Locke still averaged 110.9 yards rushing per game, scoring 10 touchdowns. Against Mississippi, Locke caught eight passes for 108 yards receiving and scored two rushing touchdowns.
The Bengals could have a need to add a bell cow running back, as well as others for depth and they could definitely use some depth at wide receiver. Then again, Locke is only 190 pounds and 5-9 -- not really ideal for a feature back that'll be asked to pound the football in the AFC North.
A total of 26 teams and "one CFL" team showed up to check out Kentucky's players on Thursday.
Also taking part were receiver Chris Matthews, fullback Moncell Allen, tackle Brad Durham, defensive end DeQuin Evans, long snapper J.J. Helton, and defensive tackles Ricky Lumpkin and Shane McCord.