There were curious groans with unsatisfied itches when the Cincinnati Bengals selected Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi during the 2015 NFL draft. It wasn't an issue of talent nor was he the source of controversy from an NFL society coveting character perfection. Even the basic idea of "need" was applied here; Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith are entering the final year of their respective contracts. It was about a torn ACL during Texas A&M's 45-37 win over West Virginia during the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29, 2014.
Despite having surgery in January, the first-round rookie expects to be ready for training camp; conservative estimates are projecting a stint on the physically unable to perform list (preventing Ogbuehi from practicing during training camp, preseason and the first six weeks into the regular season).
Yet, he's motivated. During a conference call with the local media, Ogbuehi told reporters after he was selected that he was already jogging with some lateral movement, adding confidence saying he'll play this season. So far he hasn't practiced, and save for the probability of a divine miracle, it would have been foolish to expect otherwise.
On Wednesday, he released a video of him conducting agility drills.
Since we're not medical experts, team trainers or coaches monitoring his overall progress, we lack the qualifications to project expectations -- ACL recovery depends on the player, their work, as much as it does genetics. But this video is a good thing.