Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Players to Watch at the Combine

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Jan 1, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Braxton Miller (1) against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2016 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Braxton Miller (1) against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2016 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 28, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers linebacker Deion Jones (45) tackles Texas A&M Aggies running back James White (20) during the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Texas A&M Aggies 19-7. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 28, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers linebacker Deion Jones (45) tackles Texas A&M Aggies running back James White (20) during the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Texas A&M Aggies 19-7. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports /

OLB: Deion Jones

If there is one thing the Bengals are very familiar with, it is defensive players from the SEC, Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, Dre Kirkpatrick, and Wallace Gilberry are all examples. Deion Jones is an outside linebacker out of LSU and could be a second to third round projected player.

In 2015, Jones recorded 92 total tackles, four sacks, one interception,13.5 tackles for loss, and three pass deflections. In their bowl game win against Texas Tech, he recorded four solo tackles, three assists, and one sack. He was also a member of this years senior bowl.

The Bengals could use someone who was considered a leader on their team and could bring that desire to the Bengals. His draft profile, according to CBSSports.com:

"Jones doesn’t have any obvious flaws and is considered one of the smartest players on the team."

Jones has had a couple eyes turning towards him and a strong combine could push his stock up to a second round and into the Bengals hands. Although he has said he would love to stay in Louisiana with the New Orleans Saints, another team could swoop in and take him. I don’t think he should mind if he is playing NFL football, especially in January.

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