The NFL Draft is just a month away, but the Cincinnati Bengals have been conspicuously quiet regarding who they've brought in for private workouts. NFL Teams are permitted to have 30 prospects come to their facilities for private workouts.
Here, Bengals coaches and trainers put them through a variety of position-specific workouts in order to get a better feel for their abilities.
But no reports of the Bengals having any private workouts have come out...until now.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Virginia Tech Kyle Fuller will be making the trip to Cincinnati for a visit:
Now, he's in the midst of a busy travel schedule that a league source said includes official visits with the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. He also has private workouts with the Colts and Carolina Panthers.
Most analysts have Fuller ranked as the third or fourth-best cornerback prospect this year, but most expect him to be a first-round pick:
"I would love to go in the first round -- that's definitely something I've set a goal for," Fuller said. "I'm excited about how everything is going. I just want to continue to be successful. I'm staying focused and working hard. It means a lot to be able to do this and to have my family share the experience with me."
The fact that the Colts and Broncos are both also interested shows you why the Bengals try to keep their interest in prospects as under-the-radar as possible.
Both of those teams are in need of another CB, but sit behind the Bengals in the first round. If there's a prospect they like and know the Bengals like him too, they're more inclined to move ahead of the Bengals to get him.
In 2007, the New York Jets were interested in CB Darrelle Revis, but held the 25th pick, while the Bengals -- also interested in Revis -- held the 18th pick. The Jets would trade up to the 14th pick to ensure Revis would be theirs, and the rest is history.