The Cincinnati Bengals are continuing with prospect visits as the NFL Draft approaches.
According to Aaron Wilson of KPRC-2 Houston, the Bengals are now hosting a pair of Ivy League stars.
Princeton wide receiver Andrei Iosivas visited the Bengals, as well as the Eagles, Jets, and Giants.
Princeton @PrincetonFTBL wide receiver, team captain Andrei Iosivas (125 career catches, 1,909 yards, 16 touchdowns), All-Ivy League and All-American selection, visited #Bengals #Eagles #Jets #Giants, per league source. Excelled @seniorbowl has met with all 32 teams @JimNagy_SB https://t.co/4DHOhn7nxf— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 20, 2023
The All-Ivy League and All-American tallied 66 catches for 943 yards and seven touchdowns in 2022.
Iosivas finished his career at Princeton with 125 catches for 1,909 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Princeton WR Andrei Iosivas is someone I’m excited to see down in Mobile.— Full-Time Dame (@DP_NFL) December 9, 2022
6’3–200 lbs with a track background. In the 60m, he timed at 6.71! An NCAA Indoor Championship record! pic.twitter.com/528NT1M3aE
Iosivas participated in the NFL Combine logging a 4.43s 40-yard dash, 1.52s 10-yard split, 39” vertical jump, 10’8” broad jump, 6.85s 3-cone drill, and 4.12s 20-yard shuttle.
Talk to me, Andrei Iosivas! Excellent time for 6’3, 205.— Ryan Fowler (@_RyanFowler_) March 4, 2023
One of the more unique prospects in the class — All-American in the Heptathlon. pic.twitter.com/FLgmRVtFqI
NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein stated, “Iosivas’ size, speed, and athletic ability might not overwhelm NFL opponents, but those traits do give him a very real chance of battling for an NFL roster spot. He needs to work on his catch technique and level up his aggression when competing for catch space, but his ability to become a three-level route runner should work in his favor.”
Cincinnati could get a talented steal in Andrei Iosivas. Oh, and he already has experience in orange and black.
The Bengals also hosted Harvard defensive end Truman Jones for a visit.
Harvard @Harvard @HarvardFootball defensive end and team captain Truman Jones All @IvyLeague visiting #Bengals today, per a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 19, 2023
Jones was the 148th team captain in Harvard football history, according to gocrimson.com.
The Harvard captain played in all 10 games tallying 40 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, six sacks, six quarterback hurries, three blocked kicks, and one forced fumble.
Jones also participated in the Shrine Bowl.
Our own Truman Jones (No. 99) getting in on the action at the @ShrineBowl.— Harvard Football (@HarvardFootball) February 3, 2023
➡️ Bottling up the Run
➡️ Pressuring the QB#GoCrimson #OneCrimson pic.twitter.com/FqptGKUhjx
Jones has interest from NFL teams due to his combination of athletic ability, football IQ, and physical fitness.
The defensive end could be just the 16th Harvard Crimson player to hear his name called on draft night, according to The Harvard Crimson.
Truman Jones #90 with a nice bull rush here. Presses the OT back with his inside hand and fights to free up his outside hand. Once the QB scrambles he throws the outside hand toward the ball and gets the strip sack. Interesting Ivy League prospect. pic.twitter.com/BLLxfXXpGY— Caleb James (@CJScoobs) April 13, 2023
The Bengals are in need of pass-rushing depth, and Jones could be an intriguing option in the later rounds for Duke Tobin and Co.