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Bengals Sixth in Under-25 Talent

By nate

The guerillas at WhoDey Revolution uncovered this interesting bit from Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders. Barnwell looks at talent under the age of 25. And much like a college bar, the Bengals have a good bit, ranking sixth out of the 32 NFL teams. AFC North rival Baltimore is fourth, Cleveland is seventh (no doubt an improvement over recent years), and saggy-skin Pittsburgh is 19th (its best players are old, no doubt).  Here’s an excerpt of what Barnwell wrote about Cincy:

“They have a big three of 25-and-under talent in middle linebacker Rey Maualuga, weakside linebacker Keith Rivers and cornerback Leon Hall — who was jobbed on a Pro Bowl spot last year.”

It’s obvious that the Bengals are going to be a strong defensive team moving forward and it would be wise to start re-signing some of the key players right now. With real money, Mike Brown. And a good bit of it. Every day that ownership waits to approach Jonathan Joseph and Leon Hall about extensions is going to make their price tags higher. And we all know the Bengals don’t like high price tags. So pay up. Now.