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What Can Each Bengals LB Improve Upon in 2018?

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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 01: Carl Lawson #58 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts to a play in the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Aller /Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 01: Carl Lawson #58 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts to a play in the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Aller /Getty Images) /
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Another fine Bengals loss supplied by Marvin Lewis and Co.
Another fine Bengals loss supplied by Marvin Lewis and Co. /

Boomer Sooner

Selected in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft (193rd overall) out of Oklahoma is weak side linebacker Jordan Evans. In only his second year for the Bengals, Evans showed flashes of what could be but at times looked like he overthought things, missed tackles, and poorly judged coverage assignments. In some cases, those errors were simply due to his lack of strength.

He did end the season totaling 27 tackles. The issues with linebacker were too much to handle last year as Evans was thrust into the role. I expect Evans to improve this season and start at the weak side until Burfict returns. His main area of improvement this season depends on his ability to have more experience and playing time. If he can get acclimated to the NFL’s physciality, he can become a starting caliber player.

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