According to Chris Steuber, the Cincinnati Bengals attended Arkansas State's Pro Day on Tuesday.
Prospects at Arkansas State includes outside linebacker Demario Davis, safety Kelcie McCray, offensive tackle James Williams and defensive end Brandon Joiner. Davis is ranked as the seventh-best defensive end according to Scout, Inc., with McCray rounding out the top 20 safeties heading into the NFL draft this year.
It may seem less likely that the Bengals select a linebacker with the recent news Cincinnati could be bringing Manny Lawson back, giving the team nine linebackers signed through 2012 -- that doesn't even include Dan Skuta, who recently visited with the Kansas City Chiefs and unrestricted free agent Brandon Johnson.
Safety on the other hand is a bit different. After Reggie Nelson, the Bengals have an aging Chris Crocker who played through injury in 2011 (looking that much slower) and the inexperience of Taylor Mays and Robert Sands. Then again the whole inexperience argument doesn't really fly when talking about an NFL prospect a month before the NFL draft, does it?
Pro Football Weekly writes of Kelcie McCray:
Lean, athletic safety tweener lacking starter caliber instincts and aggressiveness. Fluid mover and solid tackler who needs to get stronger.
McCray is projected as a late round prospect, according to NFL Draft Scout. We're thinking special teams quality player that Cincinnati could pick up as an undrafted free agent.