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Bengals Held Private Workout With Baylor Guard Danny Watkins

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When Mel Kiper Jr. released his third version of a Mock Draft, he had the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting Baylor guard Danny Watkins. Baylor had their Pro Day on March 3rd, with Watkins, projected as a second-round pick running a 5.36 40-time (about the same as Arkansas Quarterback Ryan Mallet), 29 reps on the bench with a 26-inch vertical.

Considering the Bengals situation at guard -- it's worse than quarterback, safety and tackle combined -- the team would be fools not to find ways to upgrading the position. Alright, alright. Even bigger fools.

As it stands, Bobbie Williams is 35-years old and entering the final year under contract with Nate Livings, Evan Mathis, Otis Hudson and Jason Shirley rounding out the team's roster of guards.

Did you just smell that?

While Mel has Watkins going to the Steelers, the Bengals held a private workout with the guard on Thursday according to Tony Pauline of Draft Insider.

According to ESPN's Draft Tracker, Watkins is the best prospect coming into this year's NFL Draft. He ranks above average in pass protection, run blocking and awareness with exceptional toughness.