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Quinton Spain worked out for Bengals, Steelers, Jets among others

Quinton Spain has the 'nasty' in him that Hue Jackson wants in his lineman

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As of now, the position most likely to be addressed with the Bengals' first-round selection is offensive tackle.

Even if Cincinnati lands a lineman there, they could draft another on Day 3 to ensure they've got depth at all five spots. West Virginia's Quinton Spain started games at both guard and tackle over his four years in Morgantown, and he posses the kind of versatility the Bengals like having in their lineman.

According to Aaron Wilson at the National Football Post, Spain worked out for the Bengals among several other teams:

West Virginia offensive lineman Quinton Spain worked out for the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans, according to a source.

He also worked out for the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at West Virginia, according to a source.

Spain ran the 40-yard dash in 5.04 and 5.02 seconds at his Pro Day workout. He had a 29-inch vertical leap, an 8-7 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 28 times.

Spain looks like a prospect who could go as high as Round 4, but's Lance Zierlein projects him as a late Day 3 pick:


SOURCES TELL US: "Size and length are what you want. What you won't find out until you get him is if he can correct those hands. Really worried about his anchor." -- AFC offensive line coach


BOTTOM LINE: Big interior linemen with long arms and has the desired "nasty" teams are looking for. He is strong enough, but won't always play to his natural strength because of his inconsistent hands (both placement and timing of punch) and inconsistent knee bend. Short-area mauler with an ability to short pull and be functional on second level when asked. What could keep him from becoming a pro is a stiffness that creates severe anchor issues for him.

That "nasty" is exactly what Hue Jackson and Paul Alexander want in their lineman, and reading Spain's description makes him sound like someone the Bengals will definitely have on their board. Keep his name in mind once Day 3 begins, particularly in the latter rounds.