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Patrick Towles took reps at tight end at a Bengals workout today


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Today is local prospects workout day for the Cincinnati Bengals and a familiar name participated, albeit in an unfamiliar role. According to WCPO’s Keenan Singleton, former Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles participated in tight end drills today at the Bengals workout and said he’s willing to switch positions to make it in the NFL.

Of course, Towles played quarterback at Kentucky for four years before graduating and transferring to Boston College for his fifth year of eligibility. Last season, he started for the Eagles, putting up 1,730 yards and 12 touchdowns. Right now, he’s ranked as the 25th best QB in the NFL Draft in CBS’ prospect rankings. With the draft coming up next weekend, Patrick’s back in the Bluegrass to train, and returned to his old stomping grounds on Friday night to check out the Spring Game:

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According to the Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale, Towles visited his former teammates after the game at the football training facility and it was a happy reunion. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.

We’ll be cheering for you next week, Patrick.

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5 responses to “Patrick Towles took reps at tight end at a Bengals workout today”

  1. Sentient Third Eye

    Towles may be only the 25th best QB, but he’s probably one of the 50 best athletes overall, so a position change makes sense. And the NFL loves former QBs who have enough skills to give them options when they have to “get creative” on a play. If he can handle the fundamentals of being a TE, Towles would seem a perfect fit for making a change. He would have to bulk up some if he gets picked, but who wouldn’t gain twenty pounds to make an NFL salary?

  2. runningunnin.454

    Hope he can make it; but, he’ll have to bulk up a lot. He’s not the physical force former UK QB Derick Ramsey was…he was good for 5-6 yards ATC.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I was about to post about Ramsey…you beat me to it. No, he’s not as big as Ramsey was, and he probably needs to be in today’s NFL. However, he’s got some size and could run the ball pretty well. Also, he has a chance to play for the Bengals!

    2. J-Dub421

      Towles is what? 6’4″ or 6’5″? He has a pretty big frame too and looks like he could easily add muscle. Could be a good move for him. If I remember correctly he was decently mobile as well.

  3. kyle heavy

    I like it.