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Bengals attend Stanford Pro Day and worked out OT Andrus Peat

Offensive tackle isn't a "need" this year but the position could undergo significant change within the two years. Cincinnati should look ahead and develop an offensive tackle who will eventually become one of the team's starters.

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The Cincinnati Bengals were one of 32 teams to attend Stanford's Pro Day on Thursday with names like wide receiver Ty Montgomery, defensive end Henry Anderson, cornerback Alex Carder and defensive tackle David Parry participating. Offensive tackle Andrus Peat was the main attraction and his workout "was mostly positive" and obviously didn't raise any concerns (like defensive end Shane Ray did at Missouri).

After Peat underwent a 30 minute workout for teams, the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals "put him through another 15 minutes of drills," writes Tony Pauline.

The Iron Man award went to Andrus Peat. The junior offensive tackle first underwent a scripted workout which was reportedly run by former offensive line coach Alex Gibbs, which ran about 30 minutes. The Raiders and Bengals then put him through another 15 minutes of drills. The word on Peat's workout was mostly positive, and he was understandably exhausted afterward.

Based on expiring contracts after this season, the offensive line could be undergoing change. Offensive tackles Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith are joined by guard Kevin Zeitler as potential free agents next year. Figure that the team will apply the fifth-year option on Zeitler, extend Whitworth a few more years and then let Smith walk (at least until the market reminds him that he doesn't have that much demand, like in 2013).

"I think Andrus Peat and [Iowa offensive tackle] Brandon Scherff are the two best offensive tackles/offensive linemen in this draft, and those are the only two I would consider in the top 10," ESPN Draft analyst Tod McShay said during a conference call last month. "[Peat] is the only true left tackle, in terms of projection, that, the sense is, could possibly be taken in the top 10 and he has some developing to do. He's still young but he has all the physical ability, and I think the big thing with him is to continue to become stronger and be more of a finisher."