The Bengals will likely make some additions to their offensive line this offseason. With the inevitable departure of Andre Smith looming, Cincinnati has been working out offensive tackles who have been projected to be drafted in the late rounds of this year's draft. The team already added Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher in the first two rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft, but workouts with two tackles on Thursday indicate the team's potential desire to select a project offensive tackle late in this year's draft.
The Bengals met with Zeth Ramsay, a tackle at Colorado Mesa University, after his pro day on Thursday.
Ramsay's name was misspelled in the tweet, but that was likely due to autocorrect being autocorrect. Ramsay looks like either a potential late-round pick or undrafted free agent.
Gil Brandt of NFL.com reported that Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander attended the University of Colorado's Pro Day, which was likely where Ramsay was working out. Alexander also worked out 6-foot-6, 312-pound Stephane Nembot, a player viewed as a late-round project offensive tackle. Nembot has the physical attributes needed to be a reliable tackle, but his severe lack of quickness and somewhat limited experience (he didn't start playing football until his junior year of high school) are a strike against him.
If Alexander were able to develop Nembot into a capable tackle, he'd be among the biggest steals of the draft.
In other small-school news, the Bengals worked out Tulsa wide receiver Keyarris Garrett at his Pro Day .
Garrett doesn't have the lateral quickness needed to immediately step in at the slot position, but he has the size and speed to perhaps be a deep threat similar to Marvin Jones, though likely not as impactful. Garrett is likely a late-round prospect at best, but that doesn't mean the Bengals won't take a chance when draft day comes.
"I'm a big guy, what, six, 6'4", like 220. So, I mean, that's a big receiver," Garrett said via newson6.com. "It ain't really too many receivers like that, that can move, really come out they brakes like that," explained Garratt. "So, I was trying to show them today that I can do it."