The Bengals continue to scout the 2018 NFL Draft class, and that includes wide receiver.
While this is far from being a position of need, the Bengals should be open to spending a late-round pick on one if he’s good value on Day 3. They’ll also keep tabs on possible undrafted free agents they could sign once the draft ends.
One of those two scenarios is likely in play for Virginia Cavaliers receiver Andre Levrone, who had a private workout with the Bengals, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson. it was new quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt along with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.
Levrone, who measures in at 6’3″ and 225 pounds, recorded 34 receptions for 689 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017. While nothing to brag about, he did average 20.3 yards per reception, and PFF says he was one of the best deep-ball receivers in the ACC:
UVA WR Andre Levrone led the ACC in both yards and touchdowns on deep passes this season. pic.twitter.com/rMg6lAnKD3— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) December 25, 2017
Still, this was the only year Levrone did anything of note, so he’s going to find it tough to hear his name called in the draft. However, the Bengals have shown they’ll take guys not projected to be drafted when they get to the latter rounds. They’ll also have three seventh-round picks this year, so we’ll probably see them take one or two guys we’ve not necessarily heard of in the pre-draft process.