The Bengals are taking a look at prospects all over the country who could fall anywhere in the draft. On Tuesday, representatives of the Bengals and several other teams attended Azusa Pacific's Pro Day, where former Azusa Pacific players and University of Hawaii players worked out for NFL Scouts.
Azusa Pacific offensive tackle Josh Flores and cornerback Josh Atkinson, Notre Dame transfer and son of All-Pro Raiders corner George Atkinson, were the two big-name prospects out of Azusa Pacific. Both players could fall late in the draft or make their way onto a roster via undrafted free agency.
Both players impressed scouts with their workouts. Atkinson ran the first 40 of the day, a blazing 4.33. He also performed well in his other workouts.
George Atkinson's son, Josh Atkinson, Azusa Pacific corner, ran a 4.33 today at 5-11 5/8, 192. Benched 16 reps, 36-inch vertical— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 22, 2016
Players from the University of Hawaii also worked out at Azusa Pacific's pro day. Quarterback Max Wittek was the school's top prospect and the only quarterback to participate in the Pro Day. He threw passes to receivers from both squads, as well as Derik Keyes, the Browns' strength and conditioning coach.
Bengals scout Steven Radicevic was also in attendance at the Pro Day.
Cincinnati did meet with a player on Tuesday, however, just not at Azusa Pacific.
Montana State tackle John Weidenaar was reportedly very impressive at his Pro Day, and he has a visit scheduled with the Bengals, according to the National Football Post. The 6-foot-7 tackle likely won't come off the board in the draft, but he could be a guy Cincinnati brings in via undrafted free agency if they feel he fits what the team wants out of an offensive tackle.
These scouting visits aren't flashy, but they're the type of visits that help Cincinnati find valuable players to develop for the future. Last year, practice squad running back Terrell Watson came out of Azusa Pacific. While he's no longer on the Bengals' roster, he taken his services to the Browns to see how Hue Jackson can continue developing him.