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* ROUND 7 BENGALS SELECT MARKUS BAILEY, LB *

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5 minutes ago, WRAPradio said:

This is easily my favorite late-round pick.  Great potential here.

Another high character guy who graduated but was injured.

Can this be a hedge bet pick because of the knee chatter on Davis-Gaither pick?

 

Or nothing more than BPA on the teams board?

 

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15 minutes ago, membengal said:

 

They were saying during his film that he is a smart risk, possible 2nd round without the injuries. Nothing to lose for 7th round. 

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25 minutes ago, Jupiter Fan said:

Another high character guy who graduated but was injured.

Can this be a hedge bet pick because of the knee chatter on Davis-Gaither pick?

 

Or nothing more than BPA on the teams board?

 

 

I think it’s more of “it’s a 7th round pick, if this guy was healthy he’d be a 3rd rounder”.  It’s worth the risk at this point in the draft.

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Guy looks like he should be screaming at you in Latin while stabbing you with a short sword.

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Pick is a gamble, but I don't mid that in the 7th round, especially when it's not character related.

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This is a lot like the Rodney Anderson pick last year. Great kids with huge upsides if they can just catch a break and stay healthy.

Wish this kid all the best. 

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Markus Bailey at the top of the seventh round is an absolute steal for the #Bengals. Red flags on the medicals with two knee injuries, but his tape was nice. Smart LB whose anticipation and instincts show up vs. run and pass. Really hope he can stay healthy.

 
 
 
Practice squad and/or special teamer right now.  See how he holds up medically.

 

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https://bengalswire.usatoday.com/2020/04/25/bengals-receive-grade-markus-bailey-pick/

 

The Cincinnati Bengals have by and large had one of the better performances of any team in the 2020 NFL draft over three days.

That trend continued at the top of the seventh round with Purdue linebacker Markus Bailey.

Bailey is a value-buy of sorts given some of his injury history weighed against his immense production.

Here’s NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:

“Lunch-pail linebacker able to consistently chalk up production totals in a variety of columns despite a lack of top-tier athleticism. Bailey’s intent and play strength are factors that stand out in his success. His effort rarely wavers during a rep and he has the strength and football IQ to put himself in quality positions to make plays. He needs to process blocking schemes faster and take more chances, as his athletic limitations will show up more frequently against NFL competition. Knee injuries in 2015 and 2019 might hurt his draft standing a little bit, but he has middle-round talent as a quality three-down backup.”

Bailey is a very smart linebacker who tends to keep the action in front of him and is more than happy to get dirty making plays. 14.5 sacks, six interceptions and 89 or more tackles says it all.

While taking another linebacker smacks as redundant at this point after Akeem Davis-Gaither and Logan Wilson, Bailey was just that good of a value. And looking at the board after this pick, the Bengals weren’t missing out on much anyway.

With good value here at a problematic unit, the Bengals get some extra chances to make things right via Bailey.

Grade: A

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1 hour ago, High School Harry said:
Practice squad and/or special teamer right now.  See how he holds up medically.

 

 

Eifert replacement.  😎

 

 

 

j/k. 

 

As a Boilermaker fan and a Bengals fan, I hope that he stays healthy and proves to be the biggest steal of the draft.

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11 hours ago, High School Harry said:

https://bengalswire.usatoday.com/2020/04/25/bengals-receive-grade-markus-bailey-pick/

 

The Cincinnati Bengals have by and large had one of the better performances of any team in the 2020 NFL draft over three days.

That trend continued at the top of the seventh round with Purdue linebacker Markus Bailey.

Bailey is a value-buy of sorts given some of his injury history weighed against his immense production.

Here’s NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:

“Lunch-pail linebacker able to consistently chalk up production totals in a variety of columns despite a lack of top-tier athleticism. Bailey’s intent and play strength are factors that stand out in his success. His effort rarely wavers during a rep and he has the strength and football IQ to put himself in quality positions to make plays. He needs to process blocking schemes faster and take more chances, as his athletic limitations will show up more frequently against NFL competition. Knee injuries in 2015 and 2019 might hurt his draft standing a little bit, but he has middle-round talent as a quality three-down backup.”

Bailey is a very smart linebacker who tends to keep the action in front of him and is more than happy to get dirty making plays. 14.5 sacks, six interceptions and 89 or more tackles says it all.

While taking another linebacker smacks as redundant at this point after Akeem Davis-Gaither and Logan Wilson, Bailey was just that good of a value. And looking at the board after this pick, the Bengals weren’t missing out on much anyway.

With good value here at a problematic unit, the Bengals get some extra chances to make things right via Bailey.

Grade: A

Can't say taking three LB's is redundant by any means.  Going into the offseason, the Bengals had only one signed LB on that belonged anywhere near an NFL roster (short of buying a program) - Pratt.  Signed Bynes for two - that's it.  This for a team thinking of showing more 3-4 looks. 

 

If they do so, they can play Lawson on the outside at times and maybe use a safety in the box at others, but three is till woefully lacking.  In taking three, you hope two can contribute as rooks (especially given injury history).  Speaking of injuries, recent IR crowding say they could use redundant redundancies all over the roster.  At this point, even if the three rookies shine and makethe roster, they could still stand to strike it rich in UDFA or on the Waiver Wire and add at least one and maybe two more LB's before the start of camp (if there is one).

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This guy and undrafted free agent Marcel Spears fascinate me.

I would not doubt if one or both go on PUP or some such thing

to groom and redshirt to hit the ground running next year with a very

young, very vicious group of linebackers.  Smart, fast and hard hitting.

One of my dreams from the 2020 building program.

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