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BJ Thompson visits Bengals, per report

Stephen F. Austin pass rusher worked out for Cincinnati.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are continuing to look for pass-rushing help this offseason.

The Bengals recently hosted Stephen F. Austin’s pass rusher, BJ Thompson for a private workout, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston.

Thompson is visiting the Cowboys on Wednesday and has also worked out privately for the Lions and Chiefs as well.

Thompson measures in at 6-foot-5 and 243 pounds, running a 4.56-second 40-yard dash.

BJ Thompson from England High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports, according to NFL Draft Buzz.

The 3-star recruit began his college career at Baylor but then transferred to SFA and completed his career as a Lumberjack.

In Thompson’s two seasons at Baylor, he tallied 18 total tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, and 2 pass deflections.

In his three seasons as a Lumberjack at SFA the edge rusher tallied 80 total tackles and 20.5 sacks.

Thompson was First-Team All-WAC in 2021 and 2022, as well as a Third-Team FCS All-American in 2022.

B.J. was a standout in the East-West Shrine Bowl with his speed off the edge.

If this is a guy the Bengals are interested in he would need to add quite a bit of size and get stronger at the point of attack as a run defender, according to Bleacher Report.

With growth needed, but a strong work ethic, Thompson would be a solid late-round pick for the Bengals.

The NFL Draft is set to begin later this month.