Bengals get good look at Southern Illinois' MyCole Pruitt

Representatives from six NFL teams -- the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, New York Jets and St. Louis Rams -- were present at Southern Illinois' pro day on Tuesday.

There were 13 Southern Illinois players and five more from various area small colleges who worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

Tight end MyCole Pruitt (6-foot-2 1/2, 255 pounds) stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, where he was the top performer among tight ends in the 40-yard dash and vertical jump, and among the top performers among tight ends in broad jump, 20-yard short shuttle and 60-yard shuttle.

Pruitt had an extraordinarily good pro-day positional workout, which was witnessed by Bengals tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes. Pruitt is very similar to Charles Clay -- who recently agreed to a five-year, $38 million offer from the Buffalo Bills -- when he was coming out of Tulsa. Pruitt is a good player who's moving up on many draft boards.

Running back Malcolm Agnew (5-9 1/2, 202) ran the 40 in 4.57 and 4.6 seconds. He had an amazing 20-yard short shuttle time of 3.9 seconds. Agnew did the three-cone drill in 6.75 seconds.

Agnew -- who also worked out at Northwestern's pro day earlier this month -- had a good positional workout at SIU's pro day. He showed good quickness and caught the ball well coming out of the backfield. Only on one occasion did he have a double catch. Agnew -- who is the son of 11-year NFL veteran **Ray Agnew** -- got himself into potentially being a low-round choice in the 2015 NFL Draft or a priority free-agent pickup following the draft.

Former Southern Illinois quarterback **Kory Faulkner** (6-3 1/2, 232) -- who was in camp with the San Francisco 49ers but did not make the team -- was on hand to throw passes to the prospects and looked really good throwing the football.

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