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Chalk Talk: How the 3 rookie linebackers fit in the Bengals defense

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How the 3 new linebackers fit in the Bengals defense

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted a linebacker in 2020, not once, not twice, but thrice!

What position a player plays is not as important as what they are asked to do. The Bengals are very multiple on defense and ask their linebackers to do a lot of different things.

In this video I look at how the Bengals use their linebackers and what related skills Logan Wilson, Akeem Davis-Gaither, and Markus Bailey demonstrated in college. They may all play the same position, but do they fill different roles in the Bengals’ defense?


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