The Cincinnati Bengals finally had Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith in for a look-see yesterday. Andre was the only top OT the team didn’t interview at the combine, perhaps because he was so quick to duck out. Andre has already met with the Ravens, and has visits set to Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit and Washington.
Ole Miss OT Michael Oher, who is embarking on his own tour, is expected to visit Cincinnati in the coming days. In addition to those visits, Oher says several teams are keeping in touch with him, including the Bengals.
Along with the personal workouts in front of scouts and executives, Oher has been fielding calls from assistant offensive line coaches and others in the league as the draft nears.
“I talked to offensive line coaches (from) the Cincinnati Bengals, the St. Louis Rams, and San Francisco 49ers, guys like that.”
Over the past week, conflicting reports have surfaced over which tackle the Bengals like at six. A source told 1530Homer radio host Lance McAlister that the Bengals were high on Andre Smith, while scout.com draft analyst Chris Steuber said in an online chat that a “reliable source” told him the Bengals would draft Oher if the consensus top two tackles, Jason Smith and Eugene Monroe, were gone at six.