It is no secret that this Cincinnati Bengals defense had several question marks across the board as they started this season, but through four games, it seems that this unit has found some answers.
One of those key players has been second-year linebacker Logan Wilson. The second-year player out of Wyoming has impressed across the board, even receiving praise from one NFL analyst calling him, “one of the best young defensive players in the league.”
Brian Baldinger is an analyst for the NFL Network and Fox Sports, and here is what he had to say about the tremendous play from Wilson early on in this season.
“They got their quarterback on defense,” Baldinger declared on Twitter. “This is one of the best young defensive players in the league. And you gotta start getting to know just who Logan Wilson is. He wears double nickel. Is there a better linebacker number than 55? This kid’s going to be a star, he might already be [one]. But this kid can play football and when he hits you, you go down, plays over.”
Through four games this season Wilson has recorded 37 tackles, one sack, and also three interceptions. According to CBS Sports, he is also the first player since at least 2000 to record 30 tackles as well as have three interceptions.
With several new additions to this defense, to go alongside a nice core of young players such as Wilson and Jessie Bates, this Bengals team could end up taking a step forward earlier than expected.
For Wilson though, this has the makings of what could be a special sophomore season.