Cincinnati Bengals Post Super Bowl 7 Round Mock Draft
The Bengals would be wise to double-dip at the linebacker position in this year’s draft.
Logan Wilson out of Wyoming brings to the table so many things that would make his fit in stripes great. A three-time captain, Wilson provides great leadership and a relentless motor. That much is evident from the stat lines he accumulated over the years. 249 tackles, 10 interceptions, 14 passes defended, 5 forced fumbles, the list goes on and on.
Incredibly enough, despite weighing in at 250 pounds, the stellar linebacker is able to maintain consistency in defending the pass. Perhaps his previous high school experience at cornerback and safety can help explain the feat.
The Draft Network sums up Wilson’s strengths nicely here,
"As a former defensive back, Wilson is a smart, experienced leader in the middle of a Wyoming defense that led the country in takeaways in 2017. Mental processing is top notch. Wilson is able to recognize what offenses and what receiver assignments are doing in pre-snap as to anticipate movement well and position himself in the right spots to make throws and reads difficult for quarterbacks. Understands that zone spacing at a high level. Motor is always running hot. His feet are constantly moving. Always looking to get a jump on where the ball is going. Very solid stats as a four-year contributor — is closing in on 400 career tackles. Has 33 tackles for loss and nine interception to his name in his career, so the ball production and backfield production is also there (at his current competition level)"
If things pan out this way, having a linebacker core with Pratt, Davis-Gaither, Wilson, and a quality free agent would serve as a launching point for the Bengals turning their defense around.