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6 young players who give the Cincinnati Bengals hope

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) - Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) - Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cincinnati Bengals are fortunate to have a young roster as they look to rebuild and contend. This year has shown that they’re closer to contending than we previously thought and their young roster has stepped up and helped make that dream become a reality.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at six young Bengals who give the organization hope for the future. Because the Bengals have tons of young stars on their team, I used 25 years old as the cut-off age here. Anyone 25 and younger was eligible to make this list.

We’ll go in reverse, so we’ll start with the “older” players out of the bunch.

Logan Wilson, LB (25)

The Bengals spent a third-round pick on Logan Wilson in the 2020 NFL Draft and the Wyoming Cowboy has more than pulled his weight since joining the squad. After appearing in 12 games as a rookie, fans expected a breakout season from Wilson in 2021 and that’s essentially what we’ve seen play out in front of our very eyes.

Wilson had a roughish outing against the Jets last weekend, but then again, who didn’t really? That game was bad on all fronts.

Prior to that game, there was no debating that Wilson was one of the best players on the defensive side of the ball. The former Wyoming linebacker has four interceptions through eight games, already passing the three picks he totaled in all of 2020.

Wilson is only in year two so the Bengals have him for at least two more years but hopefully, he’ll continue this level of play and earn himself an extension to remain with the team past 2023.

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