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Bengals secondary coach works out Donte Jackson at LSU Tigers pro day

The Bengals get an up-close look at one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s draft.

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The Bengals were in Baton Rouge on Wednesday for the LSU Tigers’ pro day.

There, secondary coach Daronte Jones worked out cornerback Donte Jackson, according to Billy Embody.

Jackson actually had a great showing at his pro day, recording a 4.31 in the 40-yard dash:

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s followed Jackson, as he was a state champion track runner in high school. He’s also ran track at LSU, but football is where his primary focus is right now.

In 2017, Jackson was a an All-SEC Second-Team performer, recording 49 tackles , 3.5 tackles for loss, one interception and 10 pass breakups. He’s projected to go in Round 2-3, so he could be selected too high for the Bengals to seriously consider him. They have more pressing needs than cornerback in the first two rounds, so perhaps he’s someone to watch for if Jackson slips into Round 3.

While at LSU’s pro day, the Bengals were probably watching Arden Key very closely, being that he’s coming in for a pre-draft visit on Thursday.

They probably aren’t looking at Derrius Guice, who’s expected to be drafted in Round 1 or 2 this year as one of the top running backs, a position the Bengals are set out.

If the Bengals want to add another receiver to compete for one of the final spots, D.J. Chark is an intriguing prospect. The speedster caught 40 passes for 874 yards and three touchdowns this past season. He’s someone that could really stretch the field for the Bengals, something they really need more of. Chark is projected as a Day 3 pick.