A look at the Bengals’ six college free agents they signed after the draft, a group that takes the field Friday morning in Paul Brown Stadium with the 10 draft picks for a one day rookie minicamp.
P DRUE CHRISMAN 6-3 209 OHIO STATE
Local all the way … Grew up half-hour from Paul Brown Stadium in Indiana … punted, quarterbacked, played defense at Cincinnati’s LaSalle High School … Hyperextended elbow requiring Tommy John surgery ended throwing career … Mustered enough to complete 21-yard pass on fake punt in 2019 Big Ten title game … Four-time academic all-Big Ten … three-time all-Big Ten Conference … second-team all-conference 2020 …Two-time semifinalist for Ray Guy Award for top punter in nation … Averaged personal-best 45 yards per punt in 2020 … Averaged 44 yards per punt over career to rank fourth in school history … 83 punts downed inside the opponents’ 20 … Already has made huge kick in city on 41-yard field goal with 10 seconds left as LaSalle beat Colerain, 39-36, in one of those mega Friday Night Lights games … Consensus No. 1 punter in 2016 recruiting class after helping LaSalle win back-to-back Division II Ohio championships … Proposed to wife during halftime of 2019 Ohio State spring game as he held for her in field-goal contest … BORN: 6/30/97 … HOMETOWN: Lawrenceburg, IN
SCOUT’s TAKE: “Big leg and he’s athletic,” says Bengals area scout Andrew Johnson. “We’ll…