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2020 NFL Combine: 3 Players the Cincinnati Bengals should Watch for

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 28: Bryce Love #20 of the Stanford Cardinal runs out of the grasp by Ross Blacklock #90 of the TCU Horned Frogs in the second half of the Valero Alamo Bowl at Alamodome on December 28, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 28: Bryce Love #20 of the Stanford Cardinal runs out of the grasp by Ross Blacklock #90 of the TCU Horned Frogs in the second half of the Valero Alamo Bowl at Alamodome on December 28, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 12: Julian Okwara #42 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action on defense during a game against the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium on October 12, 2019, in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated USC 30-27. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 12: Julian Okwara #42 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action on defense during a game against the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium on October 12, 2019, in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated USC 30-27. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The first two words that come to the forefront when discussing Julian Okwara are athleticism and explosiveness. The Draft Network had this to say in regard to Okwara’s potential,

"“The athletic profile here is exciting. Has the type of juice out of his stance that puts considerable stress on offensive tackles to keep pace up the arc. Surprisingly good ability to convert speed to power and condense the pocket…Complements his burst with good flexibility throughout his frame and the ability to corner. Comfortable worker in space and he flows well in all directions.”"

This description has “elite pass rusher” written all over it. It also seems to indicate that there’s a great chance the 22-year-old defensive end will be one of the top performers at the combine. If that’s the case, it could be enough to cause the Bengals to fall in love with the idea of adding yet another player who can disrupt the quarterback, despite their needs at other positions.

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In their quest to rebuild, the Cincinnati Bengals will have to solve the puzzle of how to contain players like Lamar Jackson on the way. It’s prospects like Okwara who could do so and help them reclaim the AFC North crown.

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