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2012 Bengals Player Performance Predictions: Defense Round 1

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Michael Johnson, DE-

Johnson hasn’t quite lived up to his potential. He performs well, but he hasn’t came close to what he is capable of. Some of that is because he was bounced between linebacker and defensive end. He’s tall, lanky, and a good pass rusher. He should be left at defensive end again this season. Last year was his best professional season. He recorded 6 sacks and looked much better playing on the line. He played the most snaps of any of the team’s defensive ends.

With the problems that will be created by the other defensive linemen, Johnson will have another solid season. His 6 sacks were good last season and he will probably be in that same ballpark this year.

2012 Prediction- 6 sacks