The Pro Day circuit has come and gone, which means we'll now see more prospects begin to have private workout and/or meetings with various NFL teams prior to the start of the NFL Draft.
The Cincinnati Bengals are continuing to look at many of this year's wide receiver prospects, whether they're first-round or seventh-round prospects. Western Michigan's Daniel Braverman is more likely to end up in the latter, but that doesn't mean he isn't getting significant NFL interest.
At first glance, the 5'10", 177-pound Braverman doesn't exactly have the look of an NFL receiver, but his college tape says something vastly different. It shows an athletic, speedy and shifty receiver who got open against anyone, whether it was Michigan State, Ohio State or everyone in the MAC.
WR Daniel Braverman. Western Michigan. So shifty. Ball State defender thought he had himself a sure tackle. https://t.co/LtiUUiCowl— Christian Shanafelt (@ChrisShanafelt) April 3, 2016
In his two biggest games of 2015, Braverman hauled in 23 passes for 232 yards and one score against MSU and OSU. He finished his junior season ranking second in the nation with 108 catches. He was also eighth nationally in receiving yards (1,371 yards) and tied for seventh with 13 touchdowns with five different games with at least 10 catches.
Braverman has done almost all of his damage in the slot and will likely play their full-time in the NFL. That could make him very appealing to the Bengals, who need a slot receiver in addition to another boundary receiver. CBS Sports has him as the 219th-ranked prospect in this draft, so he's looking to go anywhere from Round 5 to completely undrafted, depending on if the right teams puts him high on their board.
Assuming the Bengals take at least one receiver within the first three rounds, look for a guy like Braverman to pop up on Day 3. Frankly, the Bengals may draft two receivers fairly early, then add another guy like Braverman in Round 7 or even after the draft in hopes he'll either win a spot on the final roster, or make it onto the practice squad this year.