The Cincinnati Bengals attended the Utah Pro day on Thursday, according the Utah State Aggies website. Cincinnati was one of 20 teams scouting 16 players performing in Logan, Utah.
Participating in this year's Pro Day event included defensive back La'Ron Bennett, punter Jaron Bentrude, wide receiver Ronald Butler, placekicker Nick Diaz, running back Joe Hill, defensive end B.J. Larsen, defensive back Rashard Stewart, safety Brian Suite, safety Frankie Sutera, offensive lineman Bill Vavau, linebacker Zach Vigil and offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey.
Former USU players in defensive back Quinton Byrd, linebacker Jake Doughty, running back Robert Marshall and wide receiver Travis Reynolds also participated in the drills along with several former Southern Utah and Weber State players.
According to reports, running back Joe Hill ran an unofficial 4.26 in the 40-yard dash, however two names that might interest the Bengals are that of linebacker Zach Vigil and offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey (well, maybe not with THAT name). Per NFL.com:
Vigil will probably be the only Aggies player drafted. He had a good positional workout while running an unofficial 4.64 in the 40-yard dash. His performance was back-page news, however, as running back Joe Hill blazed an unofficial 4.26 in the 40, according to the school, a time faster than anybody ran at the combine. That might be enough to get him some additional looks after a solid 2014 season last year in which he was coming off a knee injury. Also impressive was Whimpey, who put up 39 reps on the bench press.