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Corey Smith highlights the list of guys who will be in Paul Brown Stadium next week looking to boost their NFL Draft stock.

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On April 18, the Bengals will host about 30 invited NFL Draft-eligible players at the team’s annual local players’ workout.

An on-field session in Paul Brown Stadium is scheduled from about 10:30-11:30 a.m., pending players’ completion of other work earlier in the day. Among the biggest names expected to attend are Ohio State receivers Corey Brown and Dontre Wilson, Cincinnati center Deyshawn Bond and quarterback Gunner Kiel, Indiana linebacker Marcus Oliver, and Boston College quarterback Patrick Towles.

All the the aforementioned guys are ranked by CBS Sports in the 400-600 range of their top NFL prospects, which means they’re expected to go undrafted with an outside chance to hear their names called late on Day 3 of the draft.

NFL teams are permitted to hold a workout for players who played their high school and/or college careers in the team’s metro area. Below is a tentative list of players scheduled to participate, followed by each player’s college, and his high school (in parentheses) if local:

--OT Jacob Bennett, Bowling Green (Lebanon HS)

--C Deyshawn Bond, Cincinnati

--G/OT Collin Buchanan, Miami-Ohio

--WR Nate Cole, Cincinnati

--TE DJ Dowdy, Cincinnati

--S Zach Edwards, Cincinnati (Middletown HS)

--DE Austin Gearing, Miami-Ohio (Bishop Fenwick HS)

--OT Larson Graham, Duquesne (Wyoming HS)

--HB Tion Green, Cincinnati

--DE/LB JT Jones, Miami-Ohio

--QB Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati (Columbus East HS)

--DT Izaah Lunsford, Bowling Green (Shroder Paideia HS)

--WR Monty Madaris, Michigan State (Moeller HS)

--CB Brandon Neal, Thomas More (Lakota West HS)

--LB Marcus Oliver, Indiana (Hamilton HS)

--DT Alex Pace, Cincinnati

--G Idarius Ray, Cincinnati

--TE Keith Rucker, Georgia State (Moeller HS)

--WR Sam Shisso, Miami-Ohio

--WR Corey Smith, Ohio State

--C Joe Spencer, Illinois (Mason HS)

--WR Dwayne Stanford, Oregon (Taft HS)

--DT Sione Tongamoa, Cincinnati

--QB Patrick Towles, Boston College (Highlands HS)

--G Dylan Wiesman, Tennessee (Colerain HS)

--WR Rokeem Williams, Miami-Ohio

--WR Dontre Wilson, Ohio State

--LB Eric Wilson, Cincinnati

--G De’Arius Young, South Alabama (Princeton HS)