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Bengals Quarterback Coach Scouts Nathan Enderle During Idaho's Pro Day

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Last week we wrote that the Bengals are reportedly holding a private workout with Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle, according to PFT's prospect tracker. This has yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese was one of ten talent evaluators scouting Enderle during the University of Idaho's Pro Day on Friday.

Enderle, 6-foot-4 1/4 and 234 pounds, clocked 5.13 in the 40-yard dash, had a 25-inch vertical leap, 8-5 broad jump, 4.41 short shuttle and a three-cone drill time of 7.08. He ran through position drills with two quarterbacks coaches for about 30 minutes and had a pretty good workout.

According to NFL Network's Gil Brandt, Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz also attended the work out that included Tight End Daniel Hardy, defensive back Shiloh Keo, running back Deonte Jackson and defensive Aaron Lavarais.

Enderle's career stats at Idaho
2007 132 298 1,787 44.3 10 18 93.66
2008 184 339 2,077 54.3 20 17 115.18
2009 192 312 2,906 61.5 22 9 157.27
2010 271 478 3,314 56.7 22 16 123.43

For those of you shaking your head, give your team some credit. It's not like they're going to make Enderle the team's franchise quarterback. At least we're pretty sure of that. Right? The Bengals need to groom backup quarterbacks for whenever their starting quarterback -- whomever that may be -- goes down with an injury. Even if Dan LeFevour takes over the team's primary backup, they still need a third stringer. And since free agency will likely start after the NFL Draft, the team might as well fill the spot with a seventh round pick -- for example, a quarterback from Idaho.