Bengals Signed Baldwin-Wallace Defensive End Keith Darbut

According to his personal twitter account, undrafted free agent defensive end Keith Darbut out of Baldwin-Wallace has selected the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Darbut posted 10.5 quarterback sacks and 15 tackles for loss during his senior career and generated 21 total sacks during his collegiate career. Former Baldwin-Wallace defensive coordinator Jim Meyer said of his former player, in comparison to Jason Taylor, a player that Meyer coached at Akron:

"The comparison that I’d make is that their ceilings were really high (coming out of college)," said Meyer. "It’s not gonna be an overnight thing. (Darbut) could be two-thirds of Jason Taylor. Because he has tools. … But somebody’s gotta see that. He has a high ceiling."

PFW said of Darbut during the NFL draft preview:

Long, athletic, late bloomer who posted an eye-popping pro-day performance and could be viewed as a developmental outside linebacker prospect after playing defensive end at a small school. Is light on his feet with rare straight-line speed and shows the ability to accelerate and burst to the quarterback. Could warrant late consideration but needs to bulk up and his flexibility is not commensurate with his measurables. Not as dominant as Eagles 2008 sixth-rounder Andy Studebaker, also a Division III product.

CBSSports.com ranked Darbut as the 44th best outside linebacker coming into the draft, even though he recorded a 4.4 40-yard dash for a 230-pounder.

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