The Cincinnati Bengals have recently meet with USC safety Dion Bailey, according to Aaron Wilson with the Baltimore Sun.
Bailey, a three-year starter at USC, is viewed as a mid-round selection.
Alternating between linebacker and safety in college throughout his career, the 6-foot 201-pounder primarily played safety in 2013, leading the team in interceptions (5) while generating 6.5 tackles-for-loss and 61 tackles overall. Bailey finished his collegiate career a year early (222 career tackles and 11 picks) with two second-team All-Pac-12 selections (2011 and 2013) under his belt. He was honorable mention in 2012.
ESPN, who ranks Bailey as the 11th-best safety in the 2014 NFL draft, praises his run support and ball skills while luke-warm on instincts. Durability and cover skills are the biggest concerns.
A bit choppy out of breaks. Adequate closing burst. Limitations in terms of overall range and man coverage skills. Enough range to handle half field responsibilities but projects more in a strong safety role playing near the box.