One quarterback who's a long shot to be selected in this year's NFL Draft Bo Cordell out of Tusculum, a small Presbyterian college near Greeneville, Tenn. who broke multiple Division II records.
Those include total offense (16,432 yards), passing yards (16,265) and completions (1,397). Though at a lower level of college football, that kind of production at least warrants a look from NFL scouts.
"We were four-wide, no-huddle, shotgun every play," Cordell told USA TODAY Sports. "We were going to throw it anywhere from 45 to 70 times a game. For the quarterback, it's the perfect offense.""I'm really confident in my abilities and I'm really competitive. I feel like if I can get my foot in the door, I can make something happen."
That same article mentions the Bengals as a team that's met with Cordell.
He also spent seven weeks in Miami with quarterback coach Greg Briner, working out alongside the likes of NFLers Colin Kaepernick and EJ Manuel.
The Bengals have already met with Pittsburgh's Tom Savage, who's likely going somewhere on Day 3 (don't buy his hype.) Perhaps, Cordell could be a backup option at the end of the draft or as an undrafted free agent in the event they're unable to draft a QB they see fit for them.
Speaking of Savage, NFL Media analyst Charles Davis thinks it might be worth taking a flyer on a Savage in the second round if the front office really wants to send a message to the incumbent Andy Dalton.
"I would think second round, you could really bring someone in, somebody like a Tom Savage from Pittsburgh," Davis said on "Path to the Draft." "They do need one more running back to help them fortify things and allow someone to throw it down the field to A.J. Green. Tom Savage has plenty of arm to do that."
Former NFL scout and current NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah also thinks Savage, or even LSU's Zach Mettenberger, could be someone the Bengals look at.
"Tom Savage can push the ball vertically," Jeremiah said. "I look at Zach Mettenberger as another quarterback that can get the ball downfield."