The meal ticket talent performing at Maryland's Pro Day includes wide receiver Torrey Smith, running back Da'Rel Scott and linebacker Adrian Moten. Scott had the fastest 40-time at the NFL Combine and Smith is considered a possible first round selection in this year's NFL Draft, ranked fifth among wide receiver prospects according toe ESPN's DraftTracker. The Bengals have a need for all three positions to help fill the gaps left by (likely) departing free agents.
So it should be no surprise that the Bengals were in attendance for Maryland's Pro Day on Wednesday.
Draft Breakdown's Will Spencer breaks down (get it?) the Pro Day, writing that the Cincinnati Bengals chatted with Smith (the wide receiver) after drills. He claimed to have spoken with 18 teams during the NFL Combine. The Bengals have a definite need for wide receiver talent to, at the very least, rebuild the roster and improve the talent.
ESPN's DraftTracker grades Smith with exceptional big-play ability and intangibles.
Overcame a tough upbringing. Oldest of seven siblings to a single mother (Monica) and took on the role of a father figure at the age of seven. Humble, respectful and a person of great integrity. Coaches rave about his character and approach to life. Very mature individual who had to grow up early in life. NFL stage will not be too big for him and should have no problems making the transition. Solid work ethic.
His size, production, competitiveness and toughness ranks above average while his separation and ball skills is judged as average.