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Senior Bowl 2012: Bengals Scout Seems Interested In Former Bearcat Isaiah Pead

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Today was the first day of Senior Bowl week where players weighed in at Mobile, Alabama and participated in their first practice. This is the initial step in the scouting process for the offseason and the Bengals have sent down their staff to get firsthand exposure to the impending draftees.

According to multiple reports, former University of Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead had a standout day at practice. Though it's still very early, solid practices and a good showing at the game itself can greatly improve a player's stock in the next couple of months.

Pead's performance today caught the attention of the Bengals scout in attendance, as he spent a good amount of time chatting with Pead after practice was completed.

#Bengals scout talked with RB Isaiah Pead for most of the time after practice #seniorbowl 4 hours ago via txt · powered by @socialditto

The Bengals are definitely in the market for a running back this offseason and many fans would be ecstatic to have the hometown kid in stripes. Before this week, Pead had been slated to go anywhere in the second to fourth rounds. If he continues to have a strong showing during the Senior Bowl and the Combine, he could be a projected second round pick.