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Bengals worked out Braxton Miller and Michael Thomas

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The Ohio State Buckeyes feature two who Cincinnati may target in this year's draft.

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As the NFL draft draws nearer, the Bengals continue to carefully study the top wide receiver prospects.

They don't have to travel far to watch two of them as Ohio State features a pair of talented pass-catchers expected to be among the first 5-10 receivers drafted. The highest of them will likely be Michael Thomas, who should go in Round 1 as he continues to be talked up as the top receiver prospect on some team's big boards.

As for Braxton Miller, he's expected to be picked sometime after Round 2, so it's possible the Bengals target him if they miss out on a receiver in Round 1. It's not out of the realm of possibility that both end up Bengals since the team may draft two receivers early this year as thin as that position is.

So it only makes sense that the Bengals worked out both Thomas and Miller this week.

This isn't the first time Bleacher Report's Matt Miller has said the Bengals are one of several NFL teams who think Thomas is this draft's best receiver, and he doesn't look like that's changed as the draft gets closer. Miller has also said the Bengals and Houston Texans are among teams who view Braxton as a first-round prospect as well.

I don't see the Bengals spending a first-round pick on Braxton, but Thomas is a different story. Over the course of his college career, Thomas had 113 catches for 1,602 yards and 18 touchdowns while helping lead Ohio State to the 2015 College Football Playoff Championship.

That year, Thomas caught 54 balls for 799 yards and nine touchdowns. This past season, Thomas led Ohio State with 56 catches for 781 yards and nine scores, despite the Buckeyes switching quarterbacks throughout the season and opting for an offense geared more toward the run.

As for Miller, his college career was a bit more complicated. After spending his first four college seasons (1 redshirt year included) as an All-Big Ten quarterback and Heisman contender, Miller moved to wide receiver this past season to take advantage of his best chance at making an impact in the NFL, not to mentioned OSU was loaded at QB.

Miller finished 2015 with 26 catches for 314 yards and three scores to go with 42 rushes for 260 yards and another score. He has good size for the position at 6'1" and 204 pounds, but his inexperience at receiver and a lack of stats make him a risky prospect in the first round.

Be sure to read Alex Chassin's breakdown of what makes Braxton so tantalizing as an NFL prospect, despite his lack of experience playing the position he's at.