The Cincinnati Bengals were one of 32 teams to attend USC's Pro Day on Wednesday. According to the Daily Trojan, tight end coach Jonathan Hayes spent a majority of his time giving "advice" to tight end Jordan Cameron, currently ranked as the sixth-best prospect at tight end by ESPN's DraftTracker.
Cincinnati drafted Oklahoma's Jermaine Gresham, who broke the franchise record for most receptions by a rookie tight end last season, with their 21st overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. And before then, Cincinnati selected Missouri's Chase Coffman in the third round. After spending most of his rookie season on the inactive list and injured reserve, Coffman started the 2010 season on the practice squad before signing onto the 53-man roster on November 9. He played six games last year, recording his first career reception against the Baltimore Ravens in the season finale -- 3 receptions, 30 yards receiving.
Gresham, Coffman and Garrett Miles are signed through the 2011 season, with Coffman and Miles heading into the final year of their existing contracts. Reggie Kelly is an unrestricted free agent (well, he will be when the labor situation is settled).
Other notable players that the Bengals could be interested in include offensive linemen Tyron Smith and Kris O'Dowd, running back Allen Bradford, full back Stanley Havili, defensive lineman Jurrell Case, linebacker Malcolm Smith, wide receiver Ronald Johnson (maybe as a returner) and cornerback Shareece Wright. Smith is often rated as the top offensive tackle in this year's draft; the Bengals are unlikely to select an offensive lineman with their fourth overall pick. Jurrell Casey could be a late first rounder while the rest could third round selections or later, based on prospect and overall rankings.