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Bengals add Christian Sarkisian to scouting department

The Bengals found a new scout in Christian Sarkisian, who was once the assistant director of player personnel at Northwestern.

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The Bengals have made an addition to their scouting department.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals have added Christian Sarkisian to the scouting staff.

Sarkisian joins the Bengals after being with National Football Scouting, but the Enquirer reports that the team got a feel for him when he was the assistant director of player personnel at Northwestern.

Sarkisian has previous NFL experience through internships with the Buccaneers and Falcons. He joins a scouting department in Cincinnati that includes Duke Tobin, Mike Potts, Bill Tobin, Geoff Smith, Steven Radicevic, Andrew Johnson and Debbie LaRocco.

Duke Tobin has slowly risen up the ranks in Cincinnati since joining the team in 1999, and he eventually became director of player personnel. He’s helped assemble a great scouting department that’s built the Bengals into playoff contenders for much of the last decade. With that said, the Bengals have one of the smaller scouting departments in the NFL, so this addition coming without a subtraction is certainly of note.

Hopefully, Sarkisian will help the Bengals’ scouting efforts and ensure the team is consistently finding quality NFL players in the draft, undrafted free agency and free agency.