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Hey, Bengals HC Zac Taylor. What do you think of your 3rd-round selection?
"He's a three-down player, he's physical, he can run, he's got the right mentality," Taylor told the team website immediately after the draft. "We're just excited to add him to that side of the ball."
Taylor said they rated Wilson as a 2nd-round player. Now the rookie enters a Bengals LB corps that returns no starters vs. the beginning of last season. Cincinnati dumped Preston Brown in the middle of last year and then let Nick Vigil walk after the season. Germaine Pratt returns after emerging as a starter late in his rookie year. The Bengals signed journeyman LB Josh Bynes in free agency. The draft brought further LB competition in 4th-rounder Akeem Davis-Gaither and 7th-rounder Markus Bailey. And SS Shawn Williams figures to factor into the LB picture after Cincinnati signed Vonn Bell to take over.
But Wilson comes off a 4-year starting career at Wyoming that saw him average 8.2 tackles and 0.7 tackles for loss per game overall. He racked up 7 sacks, 10 INTs and 14 passes defensed.
He already looks like the best 3-down bet among Bengals LBs. We'll certainly be watching to confirm that Wilson locks down a starting gig this summer. But we're heading toward camp expecting him to do so. If he does, Wilson will enter fantasy-draft season as a key sleeper pick.
|Sep 30, 2020||NFL||Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1||Wilson was ruled out for Week 4's game against Jacksonville due to a concussion injury|