The Bengals held their local Pro Day Wednesday morning, and one man from a nearby college may have caught their eye.
According to NFL.com's Chris Trapasso, UC Bearcats defensive end Terrell Hartsfield was one player who impressed them with his workout:
Per league source, at their local pro day #Bengals were most impressed by Cincy edge-rusher Terrell Hartsfield & MSU edge-rusher Marcus Rush— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) April 15, 2015
Marcus Rush impressing shouldn't come as much of a surprise, given the Bengals already have clear interest in him. They attended his Pro Day and at some point hosted him for a pre-draft visit. The former Michigan State Spartan was also impressive at the NFLPA Bowl in January, where Cincy Jungle contributors Cody Tewmey and Anthony Cosenza both watched and spoke with Rush at the Los Angeles-based scouting event.
As for Hartsfield, this is the first known interest they've shown in him, and for that matter any Bearcat prospects. The 6'3", 346-pound lineman had nine sacks, 38 tackles and 12 tackles for loss this past season. Four of his sacks came against Miami (Fl.), Ohio State, East Carolina and Virginia Tech. Even though he played in a weak American Athletics Conference, he was still productive against BCS conference teams.
Here are some of his college highlights: