NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals in need of Safety Help

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September 22, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Matt Elam (22) against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Matt Elam, Florida
When I was looking at his stats, the first thing I noticed was the fact that he is tackling machine. He had 10 against Tennessee, and 11 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Louisville (thanks to for the stats). He is a ball hawk with 4 interceptions on the year. He is a solid tackler and is pretty good with run support. That Florida defense was great, and he was a huge part of it.


Dec 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; LSU Tigers safety Eric Reid (1) against the Georgia Bulldogs during the first half of the 2011 SEC championship game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Eric Reid, LSU
At the beginning of 2012, he was #1 on Bleacher Report’s top-15 safeties. He is another tackling machine with three games with double-digit tackles. Although not an interception specialist, he is a solid coverage safety.

With safety being, in my eyes, the biggest void that the Bengals have. Big plays were a problem for this team, and these 3 safeties could help Reggie Nelson limit those big plays.


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