NFL Free Agency is all-consuming at the moment, but the NFL Draft is still lurking in the background. Pro Days are happening around the country, and incoming rookies hope these events will boost their stock on their home turf.
Kansas State University held their Pro Day on Tuesday, and the Cincinnati Bengals had representation in the form of their offensive line coaches at the event.
#Chiefs, Bengals, Jets, Eagles, Colts, Titans, Cardinals, Ravens, Jaguars, 49ers, Saints, Lions among teams present for #KState Pro Day.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) March 8, 2016
The notable prospects participating in Kansas State's Pro Day include fulllback Glenn Gronkowski, cornerback Morgan Burns and offensive guard Cody Whitehair. Mike Mayock has Whitehair listed as the top guard in this year's draft class, while Gronkowski is well known largely because of his last name -- he's the brother of Rob Gronkowski, of course. Gronkowski told reporters at the event that he has a pre-draft visit set with the Cleveland Browns.
Burns, largely seen as a return man in the NFL, dazzled with a 4.38 40-yard dash time, and added 21 reps on the bench press. Gronkowski stuck with his Combine numbers (4.71 40-yard dash, 19 reps on bench press, 7.1 three-cone drill), but Gil Brandt did note he looked solid catching the football in on-field drills.
In what might be the reason the Bengals sent their offensive line coaches, Whitehair had a stellar workout, per reports. The big man worked out at both guard and center, showcasing the versatility gene Cincinnati offensive line coach Paul Alexander loves. It's possible Whitehair improved his already-high stock from the workout. According to reports, the Bengals were only one of four teams who sent position coaches down to the event, as opposed to scouts or other representation.
Check out the other Pro Days the Bengals have attended so far here. And, get a list of upcoming Pro Days here.