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The Cincinnati Bengals held a private workout with Arizona Wildcats starting right tackle Fabbians Ebbele. Based on the analysis from draft experts, Ebbele appears to be undrafted free agent material.

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The Cincinnati Bengals held a private workout for Arizona right tackle Fabbians Ebbele on Saturday, according to Aaron Wilson with the Baltimore Sun.

Ebbele, who graduated with a degree in economics and industry, was a four-year starter for the Arizona Wildcats and played in 51 consecutive games, starting all but one at right tackle. After red-shirting in the fall of 2010, Ebbele became an anchor and mainstay on Arizona's offensive line -- he went on to pass protect for former quarterbacks Nick Foles and Matt Scott (a former Bengals quarterback who gained notoriety for hurling on the field during a preseason game and then throwing a touchdown).

However, one should consider Cincinnati's overall interest as simple due-diligence... overall perspective seems fairly cool on him too. Dane Brugler with NFLDraftScout.com believes that he "offers intriguing length and durability as a four-year starter. He lacks ideal balance and flexibility in pass protection and doesn't drive defenders off the ball in the running game due to struggles with leverage."

His NFL draft page writes that his "overall length will be intriguing for some NFL teams. He seems to lack the power to move defenders in the run game and his feet are very average as a pass protector. The talent doesn't appear to be draftable, but the length might be enough to get a bite."

NFL draft? Nah. Undrafted free agent? Maybe... provided that Marvin Lewis fails to withstand Paul Alexander's pleas: "C'mon, Marvin. Can I have another project? C'mon. Please, please, please, please, please..."