5 Linebacker prospects the Cincinnati Bengals can target in the 2020 Draft
Paddy Fisher out of Northwestern doesn’t have the same athleticism as some of the previously mentioned prospects but he is the most physically imposing, standing at 6’4″, 245 pounds. With that kind of old-school linebacker size, the Bengals shouldn’t expect him to go out and do much in coverage but he should help in the run game tremendously. That would be a welcome addition for the leagues worst ranked run defense.
You can see in the video above from the Big Ten Network that he plays with great emotion and is tremendous at tracking the ball. Both skill sets would be a huge boost for the Bengals linebacker room.
Due to the fact that he probably won’t set the world on fire at the combine, Fisher is most likely a day two or three prospect. That will work in the Bengals favor, as they may have more pressing needs they elect to address with their first few selections. If he falls to the right spot the Bengals will get a guy who brings some much-needed fire to the team. In addition to his leadership, he boasts sound technique and will undoubtedly provide great effort on special teams.