On Tuesday April 19, the Bengals will host 34 draft-eligible players at the club's annual local players' workout, including a few highly-touted prospects.
The players working out with Bengals on Tuesday all played their high school and/or college careers in the Cincinnati area. Most players will likely look to make their way onto an NFL roster via undrafted free agency, but it's more than likely that a few players on this list could hear their names called in the 2016 Draft.
- Trayion Durham, Kent State (Colerain HS)
- Gary Underwood, Villanova (Winton Woods HS)
Durham is CBS Sports' 10th-ranked fullback in this year's draft class, so he'll need to put on a big performance to even earn consideration as an undrafted free agent. Underwood, ranked as the 66th-best running back in this year's class, is a longshot to make any NFL roster.
- Alex Chisum, Cincinnati
- Jeremy Duncan, Ohio State (Middletown HS)
- Johnny Holton, Cincinnati
- Jalin Marshall, Ohio State (Middletown HS)
- Mekale McKay, Cincinnati
- Chris Moore, Cincinnati
- Max Morrison, Cincinnati
- Dez Stewart, Ohio Dominican (Walnut Hills HS)
- Shaq Washington, Cincinnati
Chris Moore is the big name of the wide receivers here. He's already had visits with the Buccaneers, Chargers, 49ers, Lions and Panthers. Rated as CBS Sports' 25th-best wide receiver, Moore will likely come off the board in the fifth or sixth round of the Draft.
Ohio State's Jalin Marshall could also hear his name called in the draft. He met with the Patriots at the combine, and CBS Sports has him ranked as the number 34 receiving prospect in the draft class. If he's taken in the Draft, it would likely be in the seventh round, but if he doesn't hear his name called, Marshall will likely earn a spot in some team's camp as an undrafted free agent.
Mekale McKay and Johnny Holton figure to be longshots to make an NFL camp, but if they're able to stand out on Tuesday, it's possible the Bengals or another team could take a harder look at the wideouts.
- Benson Browne, North Carolina State (Walnut Hills HS)
- A.J. Williams, Michigan (Sycamore HS)
At NC State, Browne was mostly a blocking tight end, while Michigan's A.J. Williams was a reserve tight end. Coaches will likely pass on both players, unless they see something in either guy that others don't.
- Justin Murray, Cincinnati (Sycamore HS)
- Chad West, Cincinnati
Similarly to the tight ends, these two Cincinnati tackles likely won't see serious consideration unless a coach sees potential at another position.
- Trevan Brown, Miami-Ohio (Boone County HS)
- Donavon Clark, Michigan State (Finneytown HS)
- Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati
Cincinnati's Parker Ehinger, who CBS Sports ranked as the 19th-ranked offensive guard in the Draft, could be a seventh-round pick or an undrafted free agent, so Tuesday's workout could potentially play a part in whether he's drafted or brought onto a roster via free agency. The other two players likely won't warrant any consideration from teams.
- Bryson Albright, Miami-Ohio (St. Xavier HS)
- Silverberry Mouhon, Cincinnati
Albright and Mouhon are on the fringe of undrafted free agency and not being able to latch onto a roster. A big performance on Tuesday could land either defensive end an opportunity in an NFL training camp, but being able to latch onto a training camp roster would still be a longshot for either player, considering the vast quantity of players ranked ahead of them.
- Joel Heath, Michigan State (Mt. Healthy HS)
- Adolphus Washington, Ohio State (Taft HS)
Adolphus Washington may be the biggest name attending Tuesday's workouts. The defensive tackle has been graded as a third or fourth round prospect, and according to CBS Sports, is the 12th-best defensive tackle in a loaded draft class. Joel Heath could come off the board in the seventh round, but if he doesn't, he'll likely make a team's training camp roster via undrafted free agency. Heath has visited with the Falcons, Colts, Patriots, Buccaneers and Titans. Washington has visited with Bills, Bengals and Titans.
- Joe Bolden, Michigan (Colerain HS)
- Jarrett Grace, Notre Dame (Colerain HS)
- Jesse Hayes, Wisconsin (Moeller HS)
- Jacob Lindsey, Harvard (St. Xavier)
- Marquise Vann, Connecticut (Fairfield HS)
All five of these guys will be trying to defy huge odds to be signed by an NFL team, but it's still possible.
- Darius Hillary, Wisconsin (Sycamore HS)
- Leviticus Payne, Cincinnati
- Cody Quinn, Kentucky (Middletown HS)
- Adrian Witty, Cincinnati
Similar to the linebacking group, these corners will be fighting against big odds to try and make a name for themselves. None are ranked prospects.
- D.J. Hunter, Marshall (Middletown HS)
Hunter is rated as CBS Sports' 13th-best free safety prospect, and he will likely either come off the board in the seventh round of the draft or be signed as an undrafted free agent.
- Kirk Willis, Cincinnati (Greenville, Ohio HS)
College long snappers have a hard time earning a shot in the NFL, simply due to the fact that NFL teams rarely move on from their long snappers before retirement, unless the player proves he needs to be upgraded. Willis isn't one of the top long snappers in the draft class, so he'll fight similar odds as most players on this list.