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Chalk Talk: These rookie LBs can cover!

The Bengals drafted 3 of college football’s best pass-defending linebackers

The Bengals have had issues with speed and pass defense from the linebacker position over the past few seasons.

No more.

The Bengals have revamped their linebacker group and selected 3 in the 2020 NFL Draft.

What stands out about these three is that they are all excellent in coverage.

Logan Wilson had 10 career interceptions at Wyoming.

Akeem Davis-Gaither had 5 interceptions this season for Appalachian State.

Markus Bailey had 6 in 3 full seasons at Purdue.

All 3 have demonstrated the ability to read the quarterback and react to make plays.

This video looks at what this trio can do in coverage.

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