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Like most teams in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals have an army of scouts and coaches parading around the country to view and scout the league's newest talent.
The Cincinnati Bengals were reportedly on hand during Nebraska's Pro Day late last week. According to Gil Brandt with NFL.com, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Paul Guenther was the Bengals representative that attended, presumably to check out, you know... linebackers. And one of those could be former Nebraska linebacker Will Compton. Writes Rich Kaipust with Omaha.com.
Former Nebraska linebacker Will Compton Thursday wore the biggest smile of all the Huskers working out at Pro Day. He ran a 4.54 40-yard dash, jumped 32 inches in the vertical, more than nine feet in the broad jump, and finished with 24 repetitions in the 225-pound bench press. Of the 15 scouts on hand, Compton said, several had strong feedback.
"I helped myself out a lot," Compton said. "I got a bunch of great feedback. I’m humbled and flattered. I can’t wait to go call my parents."
Obviously Guenther isn't limited in scope, especially if there's a shortage of scouts or coaches at the time of Nebraska's Pro Day. Maybe he's helping out the secondary, checking out safety Daimion Stafford, who improved his 40-time and showed up 10 pounds lighter.
Guenther was an assistant to Kevin Coyle, who was the defensive backs coach before leaving for Miami as the Dolphins defensive coordinator. Eventually Guenther replaced Jeff Fitzgerald as the team's linebacker in 2012 while the team hired Mark Carrier to replace Coyle last season. So Cincinnati's linebackers coach scouting defensive backs isn't completely unexpected.