The Cincinnati Bengals were in attendance at the Arkansas Pro Day on Wednesday. In fact, all 32 teams were there to watch as former Razorbacks participated in drills in hopes to improve their stock before April's draft. Reportedly 19 players worked out in front of representatives from every team.
Of the players that participated in Arkansas' pro day, the Bengals could be interested in wide receivers Greg Childs and Joe Adams as well as defensive end Jake Benquette.
Childs impressed scouts during drills by running the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds. In addition to a remarkable 40-yard dash he had a vertical jump of 40.5 inches. It has been predicted that Childs will come off the boards at some point during the fifth round. However, with his performance it is now believed that he could go as early as the third round. Childs is a solid route runner with exceptional hands. He's also a more than capable blocker. Last season Childs made 21 receptions for 240 yards.
Adams ran a 4.46 second 40-yard dash and had a 38-inch vertical jump. Last season Adams made 54 catches for 652 yards and three touchdowns. He's projected as a fourth round selection, though he has speed to burn, it's just a matter of finding creative ways utilizing his skills on the field. It's also unclear as to what type of receiver Adams is. Some believe that he can be an effective, speedy No.2 wideout in the NFL, while others (like our own Joe Goodberry) think he's more of a slot receiver that brings special teams ability.
As for Benquette, he only participated in position workouts due to a lingering pectoral problem. Last season he recorded 28 tackles and 10 sacks. He has been projected to come off the boards at some point during the fourth round. He has the tools to develop into an above average run defender.
If any of these players are on the board in the later rounds, it could be a possibility for the Bengals to inquire about them. As it currently stands, the Bengals need help at wide receiver and could possibly be looking for some additional depth on the defensive line, depending on what happens during free agency.