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Marvin Lewis attended weigh-ins at Senior Bowl that featured four Alabama players

Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis is an annual visitor to Mobile, Alabama, scouting the Senior Bowl. He attended the weigh-ins earlier this week, which included four Alabama players.

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When considering whom the Cincinnati Bengals will draft this year, you should always take into account SEC schools first... Georgia especially (eight players during Marvin Lewis era) but more recently, Alabama. Per 247Sports, Head Coach Marvin Lewis joined Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Caldwell, Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien and Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider during weigh-ins that featured four Alabama players.

The four Crimson Tide seniors, Jalston Fowler, Arie Kouandjio, Austin Shepherd and Blake Sims, received their measurements along with the other 55 players on the South roster. Here are their respective measurements:

FB Jalston Fowler: 5'11", 264 lbs
OG Arie Kouandjio: 6'4.7", 318 lbs
OT Austin Shepherd: 6'4.4", 324 lbs
QB Blake Sims: 5'11.4", 223 lbs

Cincinnati selected a mid-round quarterback out of Alabama last year and they're not expected to address the position during this year's NFL draft. Austin Shepherd? Are they willing to draft another offensive tackle? Maybe a guard to stock up a position that's facing contract years? Ryan Hewitt isn't going anywhere and who drafts a fullback in this era anyway? Only five have been drafted since 2008 and none were last year.

Since 2009, the Bengals have drafted three players out of Alabama with two (Andre Smith in 2009 and Dre Kirkpatrick in 2012) in the first round.