There is no distance too far for the Bengals to travel when it comes to scouting potential players. That's been clear by the vast quantity of Pro Days they've already attended and are currently attending. Considering the abundance of talent in this year's draft, Cincinnati has to be fascinated with the possibilities on their draft board.
The Bengals were in attendance at Arkansas' Pro Day where the most intriguing prospect was tight end Hunter Henry, who could be a potential Tyler Eifert in the making. Other notable prospects include running back Alex Collins, who is one of the top running back prospects in this year's draft class, Sebastian Tretola, a top 10 guard prospect in the draft class and Denver Kirkland, an interesting late-round prospect. Here's a full list of the players who worked out at Arkansas' pro day:
Arkansas players that will workout at the Pro Day this afternoon: pic.twitter.com/DnHKYTl1Vc— Andrew Hutchinson (@NWAHutch) March 16, 2016
When it comes to the Razorbacks, Cincinnati could be looking at a few players. Sebastian Tretola certainly has to be in the conversation, as the team seems to be looking for more offensive line depth, despite re-signing Eric Winston and drafting two tackles in the first two rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft. Tretola, at 6-foot-4, 314 pounds, is a grader in the run game. Considering how the Bengals like strength on the interior of their line, he could fit in great.
Denver Kirkland, at 6-foot-4, 335 pounds, could be a guy to keep an eye on, especially considering that if the Bengals were to draft a tackle, it would be late in the draft. However, Kirkland's issues with head ducking and waist bending present a major concern for any team that takes a chance on him. But considering how Paul Alexander worked out project tackle Stephane Nembot at Colorado's Pro Day, it's very possible the Bengals may be aiming for a project lineman late in the draft. In this case, Kirkland would fit the bill for the Bengals.
In addition, quarterback Brandon Allen could be a guy to keep an eye on. Steelers quarterback coach Randy Fitchner was reportedly "impressed with Allen's makeup at the combine."
All 32 NFL teams showed up at Duquesne's pro day, which means that at least two Bengals representative were in Pittsburgh on Wednesday as the team also attended Pittsburgh's Pro Day.
Lots of buzz around the city... Hearing there will be representatives from every NFL team for our Pro Day tomorrow! #DukesProDay— Duquesne Football (@DuqFB) March 15, 2016
Those at Duquesne were most interested in wide receiver Chris King, who stands at 6 feet tall and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds. Senior defensive lineman Zach Zidian clocked in at 5.22 in his 40-yard dash, and 6-foot-2 cornerback Trenton Coles clocked in at a 4.51.
King could be a nice late-round selection for teams, but Coles could be the guy who stole the show on Wednesday. Measuring in at 6-foot-2 and running the 40-yard dash in just over 4.5 seconds, the corner showed physical promise that is simply unteachable. His measurables alone could skyrocket his draft stock.
Cincinnati also attended Georgia's pro day after not attending in 2015. The Bengals have drafted three superstars from Georgia: Geno Atkins, A.J. Green and Clint Boling. Shawn Williams was also selected out of Georgia, establishing a Georgia-Cincinnati pipeline that has seemed to work brilliantly for the Bengals. Running backs coach Kyle Caskey represented Cincinnati at Georgia's Pro Day.
Outside linebackers Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins were explosive difference-makers for the Bulldogs in 2016. Floyd is projected to be a first-rounder, while Jenkins will likely fall in the third or fourth round. Either of these two players could be a solid fit.
Offensive tackle John Theus is also an intriguing prospect. At 6-foot-6, the former five star recruit is projected to be selected in the third round. Cincinnati likely won't be looking for additional offensive linemen that early in the draft, but if Theus were to fall, he'd be a guy to keep an eye on.
Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is an exciting wide receiving prospect, who should come off the board in the fourth round. He'd be a great fit on the Bengals, as the team is in desperate need of a slot receiver after Mohamed Sanu's departure. Mitchell didn't run the 40 on Wednesday, but many of his teammates did. Here are the times from Georgia's pro day:
#UGAProDay numbers. pic.twitter.com/KS0ueMIbrS— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) March 16, 2016
Running back Keith Marshall stood on his impressive 40 time of 4.31 seconds. The running back is projected to come off the board in the fifth or sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, so Caskey likely had a close eye on the running back. It would be interesting to see where he fits in Cincinnati's scheme, given the presence of Giovani Bernard and Rex Burkhead on the roster. Regardless, Marshall's speed is something plenty of NFL teams will covet.