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Bengals in attendance for Bowie State pro day

A few prospects were displaying their athleticism this week at Bowie State University. The Bengals were in attendance and had their eyes on an intriguing quarterback prospect.

The Bengals are keeping all options open as they enter April’s NFL Draft. In doing so, the team has been attending pro days around the country from schools big and small.

This week, representatives from the club were at Bowie State University pro day. While there were a handful of solid prospects working out, the biggest star the Bengals undoubtedly had their eyes on was BSU quarterback, Amir Hall.

Hall leaves Bowie State as the winner of the Deacon Jones Trophy, which named him the 2018 Black College Football Player of the Year. Hall passed for 4,152 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2018.

The former Bulldog was also a multi-dimensional threat. Hall added seven touchdowns on the ground, along with 445 rushing yards to his impressive passing statistics. At 6’4” and 195 pounds, he has a good frame to potentially add more bulk, if needed.

Hall leaves Bowie State as the school’s career leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns. He also participated in the NFLPA Bowl this past January, but only attempted one pass, which was incomplete.

According to HBCU Gameday, Hall should be the first HBCU quarterback to be drafted since 2006 and the first player ever from Bowie State. Cincinnati was also one of five teams at the school’s pro day in Maryland, along with the division rival Baltimore Ravens. The site also noted that his 4.69 40-yard dash time at Wednesday’s workout would have been good for fifth-best at the position, had Hall been invited to the NFL Combine.

Even so, Hall is a developmental player at the NFL level with a lot of tools to groom. Players with similar profiles (height, weight, skill set and lower-profile football schools attended) have made names for themselves in the league, such as two guys with Bengals ties in Jeff Driskel (Louisiana Tech after Florida) and Josh Johnson (University of San Diego).

Meanwhile, Ramsey is another interesting prospect who racked up 44 total tackles last year. He had zeroes in the categories of passes defended, sacks, forced fumbles and interceptions last year, which was a contrast from his previous three seasons of work, where he made more splash plays.

Still, at 6’3” and 200 pounds, he would be an imposing figure in any secondary. He clocked in a 4.49 second 40-yard dash, along with a 10’1” broad jump.