During this year's Senior Bowl in January, the Cincinnati Bengals often chatted with Illinois guard Randall Hunt after practices. A chat doesn't mean that a team will draft a player, but it does go to show that a team is at the very least interested. And that interest keeps growing. According to an emailer that attended Illinois' Pro Day, Bengals offensive control coach Kyle Caskey conducted Hunt's position drills. This emailer also wrote that Caskey headed off somewhere with Hunt to do a private interview.
The Cincinnati Bengals are in need of guards this year.
Bobbie Williams, who will turn 35 in late September, is heading into the final year under contract. Evan Mathis and Nate Livings are both free agents. Jason Shirley has only played three regular season games, all as a defensive tackle before spending all year on Injured Reserve last season. Otis Hudson spent last year on the team's practice squad.
Along with Hunt, the team has already worked out Baylor Guard Danny Watkins, who is generating enough interest in the NFL that he could be a late first round pick.