Cincinnati Bengals: 3 new players in AFC North to worry about in 2021

Leigh Oleszczak
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The Cincinnati Bengals got better this offseason, but unfortunately, so did the other three teams in the AFC North. The division is already stacked with the other three teams making the playoffs a season ago and this leaves almost no room for error for the Bengals.

With every team adding talent this offseason whether it was through the draft or free agency, who is going to be the biggest concern for the Bengals from each team? Let’s take a look.

Players to concern Cincinnati Bengals – No. 3: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB (Browns)

The Browns had a really good draft and landing Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah in the second round was proof of that. They got tremendous value with this pick and Owusu-Koramoah can be an immediate contributor for Cleveland.

Owusu-Koramoah finished his final season at Notre Dame with 62 tackles (11 for loss) with 1.5 sacks. The year before he had 80 tackles and 5.5 sacks. What makes JOK such an intriguing player is his versatility, as he can play both linebacker and safety.

The Bengals offense will have to watch out for this guy when they meet up with the Browns twice this season. Sometimes these “hybrid” players struggle to adjust to the NFL and that’s what Bengals fans are hoping is the case here because otherwise, Owusu-Koramoah could be a real problem for this team.