The Cincinnati Bengals Select Nick Vigil, LB, Utah St.

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Oct 16, 2015; Logan, UT, USA; Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil (41) sacks Boise State Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien (4) during the second half at Romney Stadium. The Aggies won 52-26. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 16, 2015; Logan, UT, USA; Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil (41) sacks Boise State Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien (4) during the second half at Romney Stadium. The Aggies won 52-26. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the 87th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select…

Nick Vigil, LB, Utah St.

Carlos Dunlap got to announce the Cincinnati Bengals third round draft pick and Nick Vigil might be the most unknown commodity in day two. The Bengals have one of the best pass rushing defenses in the league, but Vigil will help to keep running backs like LeVeon Bell in check.

Vigil had 267 tackles, 30 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, and seven forced fumbles, will bring a huge aspect to the Bengals run defense. He will join a current linebacker core Vontaze Burfict, Rey Maualuga, Vincent Rey, Karlos Dansby, and PJ Dawson.

According to FanSided’s own NFL Mock’s writer Brady Lunt, Nick Vigil strengths include:

"Plays with intensity and tremendous physical toughness, rarely coming off the field. He has a high football IQ and demonstrates an uncanny ability to read and react to the play. Quick first-step and rarely miscalculates angles on the ball. Has been praised for having a high work ethic and character. Is a true-leader and shows a “humble” style of football, often doing the dirty work to set his teammates up to make plays."

He hasn’t played a ton of football against NFL caliber players, but he will have a chance to sit behind and learn from some of the best in the current NFL with this Bengals team. If he plays anything like he did at Utah St., the Bengals will have a strong third round draft pick on their hands.

Welcome to the Jungle Nick Vigil. A big Who Dey to you and can’t wait to see you in stripes.

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