Dylan Moses was likely going to be the clear cut top linebacker prospect before going down to a season ending ACL tear. Depending on how he recovers, the Bengals may find him available in the second round. Very similar scenarios have happened in recent years with Jaylon Smith in Dallas or Myles Jack in Los Angeles.
It’s easy to see why. Moses is an explosive athlete with very few weaknesses in his game.
What many scouts love most about the Crimson Tide backer is his versatility. He can stop the run from sideline to sideline, get out in space to cover shifty backs or big tight ends, and, as seen in the clip above from @SEConCBS, he can rush the passer. If the Bengals can find a way to acquire him, they’d fill multiple roles with a single selection.
The Cincinnati defense has a lot of talent at other positions. Moses could be the guy that ties all of the potential together with his play-making ability. Gaining someone as talented as Moses at a position of need is a must-especially if he’s there in round two.