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.