The Cincinnati Bengals made the not-so-arduous trek across town to the University of Cincinnati for their scheduled Pro Day. The team's Director of Player Personnel, Duke Tobin, and wide receivers coach James Urban were in attendance and had watchful eyes on the future 2016 NFL rookies.
Tobin was seen timing 40-yard dashes, while Urban was closely watching receivers as they were involved with their catching drills.
#Bengals WR coach James Urban watching Chris Moore in position drills at @GoBearcatsFB Pro Day pic.twitter.com/olv3BvjNiZ— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) March 14, 2016
#Bengals Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin (white hat) timing 40 yard dash at @GoBearcatsFB Pro Day pic.twitter.com/dOA4BQm3lj— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) March 14, 2016
The wide receivers from UC are starting to gain a bit of momentum in NFL Draft circles--particularly Johnny Holton and Chris Moore. Hilton finished with 17 catches for 461 yards, complete with a staggering 27.1 yards per catch average in 2015. He also brings kick return ability, as he has done the special teams duty the past two years.
Moore has been a bit more consistent player since 2012, notching over 600 yards since his sophomore year, and at least seven receiving touchdowns in the same amount of time. Holton and Moore stood on their Combine stats and preferred to mostly participate in drills in front of NFL representatives.
Defensive end Silverberry Mouhon had a pretty good showing, particularly on the bench press; he is slated as a late-round or undrafted prospect. Mouhon had 4.5 sacks as a senior in 2015, and might project to more of a rotational rusher in the NFL.
Offensive guard Parker Ehinger is arguably the top Bearcat prospect in the draft, but participated in a limited fashion at the Combine. He participated in a number of activities, including extensive offensive line drills. Ehinger is projected by some to be a Day 3 pick this year.