In case you haven't noticed, Chris Steuber has a pretty good pulse on Pro Days and the NFL team representatives who attend. Earlier today, we told you about the Bengals attendance at Wake Forest's Pro Day, and Steuber now informs us that that wasn't the only workout the team watched. The team was in attendance at the University of Iowa's workout.
There are two high-profile prospects coming out of Iowa into the draft this year. Riley Reiff is widely-regarded as the second-best tackle behind USC's Matt Kalil. Opinions on Reiff vary, however, and some are projecting him to be a right tackle or even a guard at the NFL level. Still, he's had impressive workouts and figures to be a top-ten pick. If teams do consider him a guard (he has short arms for a tackle, apparently), there's a possibility that he could be available when the Bengals pick at No.17 overall.
The other prospect that the Bengals could be interested in is wide receiver Marvin McNutt. I've personally been a fan of this kid and I've heard NFL Network's Charles Davis rave about him as well. McNutt is a big-bodied wide receiver with good hands and physicality. At 6'4" and 215 pounds, McNutt had an impressive senior season. He racked up 82 receptions for 1,315 for 12 touchdowns and a 16.0 yards per reception average. In three seasons as a contributor and/or starter in the Hawkeyes' offense, McNutt has grabbed 28 touchdown receptions.
Though not a deep threat, McNutt could come in and win a starting job in the NFL right away. If the Bengals want to bring in another big target to fight for the starting job opposite of A.J. Green, McNutt is a guy that should be available in rounds two through four.