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Cincinnati Bengals Tryout Treasures: Possible Fits from the 2019 NFL Draft

Bart Williams of GVSU has a huge arm and would be a great pick up for the Cincinnati Bengals. His strong arm would look good in Orange and Black.

Tryout Treasure’s 2019 Draft Cincy Edition by Matt Anzio

This is just some suggestions for possible tryouts to be brought in at some point can be a late pick, UDFA or just any player I feel fits or read that the team at hand this case the Bengals have shown interest in at some point.

  • ILB Khalil Hodge
  • Buffalo
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 235     

Actually was the first report I did when started this 2019 draft journey.

Surprised he is still such a sleeper despite what was an impressive showing at the Shrine week throughout practice flashed in the game. Yet failed to get a combine invite. Grant it, it is a very deep group of lbs in this year’s class. But he laid more guys out then Tyson in his prime. A tackling savage with some silly moves can cover extremely well has the instincts to read & react ability to go any which way without losing a step. The type of backer that can do it all for the team lucky enough to get his services late or IMO a * Priority FA, all day. Proday numbers: Forty – 5.05 10 yd split – 1.67 Short Shuttle – 4.40 Reps – 16 Vert – 29”  Broad – 9’1” L drill – 7.21

  • QB  Bart Williams
  • Grand Valley State
  • Height: 6043    
  • Weight: 218 lbs

Another QB with some impressive numbers being slept on.

Williams outstanding career was topped off with 12,410 yds & 126 TDs.

Yes, 126 TD’s that’s not a misprint yet most people would say Bart who? Maybe even crack a Simpsons joke or some nonsense. How can we snub our nose at numbers like that? No matter the school league or organization. That is not an easy feat at any level & this young man deserves an opportunity to do it on a Grander stage. Also had 41 wins & only 9 losses in his time at GVSU so not did he only put up some impressive numbers but also wins games. Let’s bring him into camp see if he can prove the doubters wrong.

  • OT/OG  Wyatt Miller
  • Central Florida (UCF)
  • Height 6’ 6  
  • Weight: 302 lbs

If he was a bit quicker he would be a sure fire OT candidate.

Being projected as an OG & a Priority UDFA. Know Cincy is a big fan of his play and have met with him. His  Pro Day Numbers: Forty: 5.38 10 yds split 1.82 Bench – 14 Shuttle – 4.78 Vert 26.5 “ Broad – 8’ 5” L drill – 8.00. They are interested in Miller from what I have heard through the grapevine.

  • WR Justin Sumpter
  • Kennesaw State
  • Height: 6’3   
  • Weight: 215 lbs

Sumpter’s  ability to make the tough catch is something special.

Puts himself in a good position to make the grab supreme route runner vertical monster. Makes a 50/50 ball look more like an 80/20 ball. Plucks the ball out the air in between tight coverage especially in the red zone. Pro Day numbers of interest include: Vert – 39.5 Bench – 17 & had a 10’ 5 “ broad which is very good for a physical possession type wideout.  We can see he is also a very good athlete & as I’ve had the pleasure of massaging with him, he is a really smart humble prospect which is rare in wide out’s. Think coaches & staff alike will find dealing with Sumpter is an easy going experience. He should fit in well wherever he lands, could be Pitt but I am sure the Bengals have him on their boards too.

  • Anree Saint Amour
  • Georgia Tech
  • Height 6’3   
  • Weight 245 lbs  

He burst off the edge with ferocity provoking mayhem in the backfield.

Cincy fans gonna like this prospect shows a vicious swim move on pass rush with strong arms quickly beating his man getting behind the line consistently like he left his keys there. Greg Williams brings an intense style of D which the Bengals have missed for years. Saint-Amour can bring that speed off the edge they need. Whether standing up or hand in the dirt Saint Amour shows the athleticism & power to do either or.  Amour suffered a minor injury during his forty & did not complete his pro day. The undersized DE tweener OLB should have tested well in strength & quickness. He is a player Cincy has been in contact with.

  • DL  Marquise Copeland
  • Cincinnati
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 281 lbs

Copeland is a player that I took notice of before the season started.

The Bearcats had a couple of good looking DL prospects this year & Copeland might be the most athletic but still has a heavy lean. Looked good at the College Gridiron Showcase & then he followed it up with a Pro Day:  Forty- 5.00 10 yd split – 1.82 Short Shuttle – 4.84 Bench – 26 Vert – 30.5 “ Broad – 9’ 2” & L drill – 7.50  

  • DL Adrian Middleton
  • Kentucky
  • Height: 6’ 3  
  • Weight: 298

Long DT or 34 DE with the quickness flexibility desired as an every down D lineman.

Explodes past his blockers like they didn’t even exist just leaving dirt in their mouths & wind in their ear. Has a powerful push can move bodies off the ball get physically with good quick & strong movement would add some needed depth.  His Pro Day Numbers as follow: Forty – 5.08 Short Shuttle – 4.89 Reps – 30 Bengals D with Gregg Williams gonna look to get after it & Middleton can help in that area.

  • CB Tavares Johnson
  • Alcorn State
  • Height: 6’ 1 ½  
  • Weight: 188

Converted from wideout gives Johnson a different perspective as a DB.

Has good size length to get in the way of passes layout make tackles can shadow wideouts his backpedal & hips look fluid & smooth. Forty 4.65 Short Shuttle – 3.91 Vert 33” Broad- 9’7″ Watched him at the HBCUSOA game & thought he got used to his new role as DB with no issues. Looks very smooth great footwork moves in & out of breaks has the speed needed to go long despite the Forty which is not great bet the 20 yd shuttle shows what he has got in the movement debt.

  • Rodney Smith
  • Minnesota
  • Height: 5’ 11     
  • Weight: 215 lbs

Downhill thumper one cut between the tackles type of back .

A true sleeper UDFA that can add some depth power to their RB stable

Sees a hole & hits it right aware good awareness of blocks opening around him. Has a good cut not easy to take down sturdy with balance thrust to smash his way through defenders or into the endzone.  Can be & has been utilized in the pass blocking game has looked good in that role. Like the fit here Cincy is known for their tough backs always have a short yardage guy on the 53. Sure it’s an uphill battle but Smith is an underdog ready to earn his spot. Can’t locate pro day numbers at the moment.

  • OL Durrell Wood
  • Ohio U
  • Height: 6’ 2   
  • Weight: 297 lbs

Perfect Makeup of a extraordinary Center prospect.

Wood was jumping out of the gym at his pro day with many scouts in attendance.

Looks like he is working hard for the next opportunity to present itself. An Ohio guy was a tough choice between Cincy & Cleveland.  Basically the toss of a coin but he fits either. Proday : Fort – 5.08 10 yd split – 1.80  Short Shuttle 4.71 Reps 23 Vert – 32.5”  Broad 9’ 1 “ L Drill – 7.87. Look for athleticism is a center prospect & flexibility Wood has both those qualities. Worth a look for that very reason plus can slide him to guard if need be.

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