Bengals’ rookie Markus Bailey has strongest social media game on the team

Markus Bailey (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Markus Bailey (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Former Purdue linebacker Markus Bailey may have the strongest social media game out of anybody on the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster.

The Cincinnati Bengals clearly had a strong desire to overhaul their linebacker unit this offseason, understandably so after years of underwhelming play at the position. After the front office signed Josh Bynes via free agency, plucked Austin Calitro off the waiver wire, and spent back to back selections on Logan Wilson and Akeem Davis-Gaither, it appeared their revamping of the unit was complete. Little did they know that as the sixth round came and went, hidden gem Markus Bailey, a talent both on the gridiron and in the social media world, would still be waiting there.

The former Purdue Boiler Maker had no business being on the board by the time day three rolled around, but injuries, unfortunately, caused him to fall. Without that, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper believes he has the talent equivalent to that of a second or third-round selection.

"“When he was on the field, he was flying around the field making plays against the run. In coverage, he’s a kid who plays hard, great attitude, great approach. You got a kid with the talent of a second or third-rounder. He only dropped because of injury.”"

As Bailey awaits to prove the other 31 franchises around the league were wrong for passing on him, he’s been shining in another aspect of his life–social media. The 23-year-old has posted a number of videos on Twitter and Tik Tok showing off both his humor and workouts in preparation for the upcoming season.

The orange and black faithful have grown accustomed to big personalities such as Ochocinco and Joe Mixon giving them an inside look into their lives and now, it appears Bailey will join their ranks. He might just have the strongest social media game out of the trio as well.

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If you want to keep up with Markus Bailey, you can follow his Twitter @mb_boiler21 or Tik Tok @markusbailey21. If you prefer strictly the football side of things, keep an eye out for the talented playmaker as he carves out a role for himself in a young and suddenly crowded linebacker room.