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2012 NFL Draft: Bengals Representatives In Attendance For Boston College Pro Day

The Bengals 2012 linebacker corps is in a state of flux right now. Nobody knows if Keith Rivers will be healthy to start the season and Manny Lawson may not return as he is getting interest from a number of teams around the league. Then we have the whole Rey Maualuga situation. Not only did he fight an ankle injury and under-perform at middle linebacker last year, but he's facing a legal issue and possible suspension.

The answer to the latter problem could be found on the campus of Boston College, where recent reports had representatives from the Bengals spotted at the Golden Eagles' Pro Day.

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Luke Kuechly out of BC is the top inside linebacker prospect in the 2012 Draft and is known as a tackling machine. At 6'3" and 237 pounds, Kuechly had 191 total tackles last season, with 102 solo tackles. The knock on Kuechly is a lack of big-play ability, as he didn't record a forced fumble or sack and had only two interceptions last season. Regardless, the "Mike" linebacker is supposed to be a tackler, allowing others around him to make plays. Kuechly is slated to go in the middle of the first round and could be available to the Bengals at No.17--especially with the Eagles recently trading for DeMeco Ryans.

Other notable prospects at BC's Pro Day workout were: cornerback, Donnie Fletcher, offensive guard, Nathan Richman and the gigantic wide receiver (6'6", 229 pounds) Ifeanyi Momah.