Though it's certainly low on the positions of need, the Bengals may still be in the market for a receiver late in this year's NFL Draft. While A.J. Green. Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu are likely opening the 2014 season as the starting three.
After that, Brandon Tate, Cobi Hamilton Ryan Whalen and Dane Sanzenbacher will battle for 3-4 more roster spots. Tate, Whalen and Sanzenbacher all have just one year left on their deals, do adding a late-round or undrafted WR would be ideal.
Could Miami's Allen Hurns be on the Bengals' radar?
According to Sun Sentinel writer Christy Chirinos, Hurns had a private workout with the Bengals, in which he felt he "dominated" the workout. He'll need to dominate all of his workouts, as most projected him as a late-round or undrafted prospect.
In 2013, Hurns played in all 13 games at receiver, making 11 starts and leading the team in receptions (62) and receiving yards (1,162) and second on team with six TD receptions. He set single-season school record with 1,162 receiving yards, breaking mark previously held by Leonard Hankerson, and his 62 receptions are the third-most in single-season at UM.
But there are a lot of holes in Hurns' game. He's not a great route-runner, and he has far too many drops. Watching his tape, it's clear he's too inconsistent to warrant anything more than a late 6th-round pick. It didn't help that he played with the enigmatic Stephen Morris.
Speaking of which, Morris is working with QB guru Tom House, the same person tutoring Andy Dalton this offseason. It may be a chance for Morris to talk to Dalton about Hurns and what he can bring to the Bengals, or it may be nothing more than a coincidence.
That said, the Bengals are very quiet and particular when it comes to who they host for private workouts. Hurns will be a name to watch in the 6th and 7th rounds and afterwards if he goes undrafted.