There’s danger in putting too much stock in any particular draft visit or private workout, but the late ones sometimes bear noticing for one reason or another.
A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that the Bengals worked out Ohio State right tackle Reid Fragel today.
The Bengals have an extra second-round picks (37th courtesy the Raiders, along with their own 53rd), and some think Fragel could be a top 50 player, despite the lack of technique that comes with converting from tight end and starting one year at tackle in college.
Of course, the Bengals might have been working him out, hoping to grease the skids on another negotiation. Right tackle Andre Smith remains unsigned, and at last word, they were “not close” to a new deal.
So there’s no harm in taking a closer look at a local prospect, and if it nudges Smith along, so be it.