News has come out in bunches from the Cincinnati Bengals’ offseason workouts. Whether it be on the health of Joe Burrow or the potential of defensive end Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati had not been shy of praise for some of their stars.
One player that everyone seems hopeful will step into the limelight in 2021 is middle linebacker Logan Wilson.
Wilson was taken by Cincinnati in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He played 12 games with the team last season, totaling 549 snaps, just under half of which were on the special teams.
With veteran LB Josh Bynes no longer on the roster, the Bengals are hopeful that Wilson can fill his role, and per ESPN’s Ben Baby, the second-year linebacker is drawing praise from defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo.
Bengals DC Lou Anarumo praised LB Logan Wilson's communication. Seems entrenched as the starting middle LB heading into training camp.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) June 16, 2021
Wilson had two starts last season. He ended the season with two interceptions and three passes defended. He chipped in 33 tackles and a sack as well. The Bengals are banking on that production increasing with more playing time, but it will be a challenge for the soon-to-be 25-year old becoming a starter for the first time in his professional career.
Anarumo’s defense has one of the best safety duos in the league, and their defensive front should be improved as well. If Germaine Pratt and Wilson can show their development, the Bengals defensive should be able to take a huge step forward.
As the Bengals continue their workouts and eventually move into training camp, hopefully, this is only the beginning of the praise that is given to the tenacious linebacker.