Bengals O-line coach works out Indiana’s Saffold

Rodger Saffold (6-foot-4 5/8, 313 pounds) chose to participate solely in positional drills at Indiana’s pro day on Friday. That decision is in no way surprising given the outstanding job Saffold did at the NFL Scouting Combine, in which he was a top performer among offensive tackles in the vertical jump, the broad jump, three-cone drill and short shuttle.

He did do position drills, however, with Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander on hand to work woth him. Alexander is one of the league’s better offensive line coaches, and Cincinnati could use some depth.

In addition to Saffold, four other notable Hoosiers also worked out. Here is a look at how they did:

DE Greg Middleton (6-2 7/8, 261 pounds), who led the nation in sacks with 16 in 2007, ran the 40-yard dash in 5.08 and 5.11 seconds, had a 4.82-second short shuttle and a 7.74-second three-cone drill. He did not do the bench press due to a right shoulder injury.

S Nick Polk (5-11 1/8, 218) ran a 4.63 and 4.64 in the 40, had a 39-inch vertical, a 4.45 short shuttle, a 7.24 three-cone drill and 15 repititions in the bench press at 225 pounds.

DE Jammie Kirlew (6-1 1/4, 261) ran a pair of 5.03 40-yard dashes, had a 34-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump, a 4.65 short shuttle, a 7.49 three-cone drill, and 29 bench press reps.

LB Matt Mayberry ran a 4.57 and 4.58 in the 40, had a 9-foot broad jump, a 4.32 short, a 7.07 three-cone and did 24 bench press reps.

Gil Brandt

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