4 Under-the-Radar Linebackers the Cincinnati Bengals can Target

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 21: Akeem Davis-Gaither #24 of the Appalachian State Mountaineers reacts to a missed field goal by Noah Ruggles #97 of the North Carolina Tar Heels as time expires in their game at Kenan Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Mountaineers won 34-31. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 21: Akeem Davis-Gaither #24 of the Appalachian State Mountaineers reacts to a missed field goal by Noah Ruggles #97 of the North Carolina Tar Heels as time expires in their game at Kenan Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Mountaineers won 34-31. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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The Cincinnati Bengals have a major need for a linebacker. Here, we look at four under-the-radar prospects the front office could target in the 2020 NFL draft. 

It’s no secret the Cincinnati Bengals are in need of some reinforcements for their linebacker unit. After missing on several players at the position in the past, the front office seems to have finally found a quality starter in Germaine Pratt. The former NC State stand-out will certainly need help, however.

The team will have the opportunity to direct their plentiful resources to the linebacker room this off-season. After spending years refusing to invest anything more than a third-round pick, it looks more likely than ever they’ll utilize multiple selections to address the unit.

What once looked like a weak linebacker class is now shaping up to be solid. New linebacker’s coach Al Golden may have his hands full in deciding which prospect fits his scheme and the modern NFL the best.

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Expect the team to prioritize linebackers who are great in coverage. With the way offenses utilize running backs and tight ends in today’s game, having a player who can stay on the field during passing downs and adequately cover is an increasingly rare commodity. Thankfully, the Bengals are in prime position to add a player with great coverage attributes, along with much more.

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