After falling completely out of the 2012 draft, Vontaze Burfict has emerged as one of the most feared middle linebackers in the NFL. He's coming off microfracture surgery, however, which could open the door for another talented but troubled linebacker to seize the spotlight.
Who was on the prospect guest list of the Cincinnati Bengals in the buildup to the 2015 NFL Draft and what does it mean? Based on current roster needs, the Bengals' nine "visits" with offensive linemen could be telling.
NFLDraftScout.com is putting all 32 teams "on the clock," identifying team needs, best fit, experts picks and then putting readers on the clock: Who should the Cincinnati Bengals select 21st overall in the 2015 NFL Draft?
While Central Florida's Breshad Perriman captured the attention of the masses by running in the 4.2s during his Pro Day workout, scouts at Duke and Rice were rewarded with impressive performances from a couple of "other" middle round prospects hoping to crack the Top 100.
On Monday, the NFL awarded 13 teams a total of 32 compensatory picks for the 2015 NFL Draft. With four picks apiece, Kansas City, Seattle and Denver were the big winners, though the Super Bowl defending champion New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals also have reason to feel fortunate.