Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis attended a private workout with Utah defensive lineman Nate Orchard, the prospect said via Tom Pelissero with the USA Today:
"On Tuesday, I had a private workout with the Tampa Bay Bucs," Orchard wrote in a draft diary that was published on Sunday. "Then I had another Wednesday with the Houston Texans. The head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, Marvin Lewis, was there watching, too. Both workouts went really well. After pro day, hopefully, I'll be getting more."
Orchard generated an amazing 18.5 quarterback sacks and 21 tackles for loss in 2014, along with three passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Some view Orchard as an outside linebacker that may thrive in a 3-4 base defense. Mel Kiper Jr. ranks him as the fourth-best OLB heading into the 2015 NFL draft that's projected in the second or third round.
If you ask him, Orchard prefers defensive end.
"But a transition to outside linebackers wouldn’t be a problem because I've been dropping into coverage a lot," Orchard said at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.