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Bengals attend Maryland Pro Day; hosting Darius Kilgo for visit

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Darius Kilgo may be someone to watch for as a priority free agent.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals made it up to Maryland's Pro Day on Thursday, and one Terrapin may have caught their eye in the process.

Defensive tackle Darius Kilgo reportedly has a meeting setup with Cincinnati after previously meeting with the Packers and Dolphins in addition to future meetings with the Panthers and Patriots.

Kilgo, who played in the East-West Shrine game in January, measured in at 6'2", 313 pounds and posted 33 reps on the bench press. Over his past three years in college, Kilgore registered 120 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.

CBS Sports has Kilgore ranked as the 30th best defensive tackle and 408 overall prospect. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein did not offer up a favorable review of Kilgo:

STRENGTHS Flashes strength in upper body when he gets arm extension. Rarely gets moved off of his spot in one-on-one matchups. When his pad level is right, he can leverage blocker and win the gap.

WEAKNESSES Is a complete non-factor as a pass rusher. Must improve hand work at the point of attack. If he doesn't win quickly, he rarely works his way into a winning position against his blocker. Lacks quickness out of his stance. Below-average strength from lower half and plays with poor balance. Gets corkscrewed and flattened by double teams. Very limited play radius. Too often fails to find ball carrier in time.

BOTTOM LINE Kilgo's frame carries his weight well, but he's missing the power necessary to play the nose. Kilgo rarely threatens the gap as a penetrator and he struggles to hold up against double teams. Kilgo's lack of aggressive temperament and pure strength could make him a tough sell on draft day.

As for the other Terrapins, wide receiver Stefon Diggs is the only one with a decent chance of getting drafted. The 6'0", 195-pound junior ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, and stood on those numbers. Diggs only ran positional drills, the shuttle drill and bench pressed at his Pro Day.

Diggs is entering the draft following his junior year in which he led the team in receptions (52), receiving yards (654) and touchdown catches (five). This, despite missing three games (one for suspension) before returning for the Foster Farms Bowl to catch 10 passes for 138 yards.

He's a top-200 prospect on CBS Sports and could be someone the Bengals look at on Day 3. Here's how CBS Sports ranked all of Maryland's draft-eligible prospects.

194

*Stefon Diggs

WR

27

Jr

6-0

195

5-6

297

Deon Long

WR

39

rSr

6-0

192

7-FA

408

Darius Kilgo

DT

30

rSr

6-4

320

--

461

Jeremiah Johnson

CB

48

rSr

5-11

195

--

555

Matt Robinson

OLB

42

rSr

6-3

240

--

583

Cole Farrand

ILB

31

Sr

6-3

244

--

616

Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil

OLB

48

rSr

6-2

248

--

652

Tyler Cierski

FB

19

Sr

5-11

260

--

746

C.J. Brown

QB

40

rSr

6-3

210

--

937

Andre Monroe

DE

71

rSr

5-11

275

--

969

A.J. Hendy

FS

43

Sr

6-0

205

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