Bengals QB coach attends North Dakota State pro day

Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese was among the representatives from nine NFL teams that attended North Dakota State’s pro day Wednesday. A total of 14 players worked out — 11 from North Dakota State and three from North Dakota — indoors on FieldTurf.

Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State: Turner (6-foot 5 3/8, 314 pounds), who was at the combine, has 33 5/8-inch arms and 10-inch hands. He did position drills only Wednesday. He has a visit scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys, and I think he’s probably a second-day draft pick down near the end of the third round.

Marcus Williams, CB, North Dakota State: Williams (5-11, 196 pounds) worked out on March 3 at Minnesota but worked out again here. He ran a 4.57 and 4.60 in the 40 and a 35-inch vertical. He ran the short shuttle in 4.31 and the three-cone drill in 7.31 seconds. He also did individual workouts.

Ryan Smith, WR, North Dakota State: Smith (5-6 7/8, 176 pounds) was described by some as a Wes Welker lookalike because of his small stature and great hands. He ran the 40 in 4.50 and 4.49. He had a 34-inch vertical jump and a 9-6 broad jump. He ran a 4.12 short shuttle and a 6.88 three-cone drill. He also did 12 reps in the bench press. Smith will probably be a free agent.

Brock Jensen, QB, North Dakota State: Jensen (6-2 3/4, 223 pounds) was the reason Zampese came up from Cincinnati to attend this pro day. He posted 40 times of 4.77 and 4.70. He had a 34-inch vertical and a 9-2 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.35 and the three-cone drill in 7.06. Jensen led North Dakota State to three straight titles as a starter.

Greg Hardin, WR, North Dakota: Hardin (5-10 1/8, 171 pounds) is just one of many receivers in this draft who have somewhat similar measurables and production. He ran a 4.44 and 4.48 in the 40. He had a 33 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-8 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.41 and the three-cone drill in 6.82. He put up the bar 12 times. I think he’ll be a free agent.

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