As the NFL Draft inches ever-so-closer, teams are actually just now beginning to get a good look at the prospects who played at nearby colleges and/or high schools. Every NFL club is permitted to hold a workout for players who played their high school or college football in the team’s metro area.
Below is the list of players the Bengals will workout on April 16th
Oct 20, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; LSU Tigers running back Spencer Ware (11) stiff arms Texas A
Once upon a time, running back Spencer Ware was a highly-touted recruit coming out of Cincinnati’s Princeton High School, and he opted to play for national-powerhouse LSU. As a Tiger, Ware ran for 1249 yards on 295 attempts (4.2 ypc) and added 404 yards on 39 receptions (10.4) in his 3-year career. LSU likes to rotate backs in and out, often giving 3 backs significant carries in each game, so for Ware to put up those kind of numbers in the SEC is pretty impressive. Nevertheless, his inability to stand out as a feature-back will cause him to be drafted no higher than the 4th-round, but could be a steal for whoever gets him. Out of all the backs in the draft, he has as much expeirince going against NFL-caliber players as anyone, while also having the lease amount of tread on his tires, and could have a long NFL career as a backup.