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Cincinnati Bengals Player Preview: Dontay Moch

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After his senior season, many NFL personnel watched tape on him and questioned whether or not he had instincts. There was no denying he had skill, but he was extremely raw to many people’s eyes. His upside is tremendous, especially when one realizes that his 4.5 40 is the fastest on any linebacker in the past decade. Another big question about Moch is his ability to get on the field.

He was injured his whole rookie season and fans were already calling for his head. But during the 2012 preseason, Moch played in every game and recorded at least a sack in his first three games. Fans were excited to see this guy finally compete for playing time, but that excitement turned into frustration as he spent the whole year without playing.

He was suspended the first 4 games of the season and then misses some time for an undisclosed issue, but was later found out to be Moch becoming a father so he chose to be with his family. Fan’s patience are growing thin with Moch, but is there a reason why the Bengals should keep him around?

The linebacking corp of the Bengals team has questions all over. There is no definite depth behind the starters, and there are several question marks with all of them. Fans are frustrated with Rey Maualuga coming back, Vontaze Burfict has to answer questions that he can be consistent in the NFL, and James Harrison may not be in the NFL in the next few years.

Moch has a very good chance of being on this team, even if he is a hybrid outside linebacker and defensive end. It also turns out well for him that he is now working with James Harrison, a linebacker who’s specialty is getting to the QB. Moch would greatly assist the Bengals special teams with his straight-line speed and hard-hitting ability.