The Cincinnati Bengals attended the Norfolk State Pro Day on Thursday. According to David Hall, one of Cincinnati's scouts put linebacker Lynden Trail through drills.
LB Lynden Trail goes through a pass coverage drill with a @Bengals scout at #NSU's pro day. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/rVcANDzP9D— David Hall (@DavidHallVP) March 19, 2015
The Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks worked out Trail as well, however as a tight end.
Andy Staples with Sports Illustrated called him the "NFL draft's biggest mystery".
Trail is 6-7 and 269 pounds, with arms that measure 34 7/8 inches long. At Norfolk State, he played outside linebacker in a 3-4 but put his hand on the ground when the Spartans wanted to show opponents a four-man defensive front. When their offense neared an opponents’ goal line, coach Pete Adrian would use Trail at tight end. He also served as a gunner on the punt team for two of his three seasons in Norfolk.
Trail could fit at any of three different positions (3-4 outside linebacker, 4-3 defensive end or tight end). Or he might not fit at all. After all, he started his college career at Florida but couldn’t crack the two-deep, and the rise in competition from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference to the highest level of professional football is steep. Interested teams will spend the next two months trying to solve one of the biggest mysteries of the 2015 draft: Who is Lynden Trail?
Norfolk State DE Lynden Trail said he's been working out with Cowboys great Randy White. Said he still moves pretty well.— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) February 20, 2015