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Bengals Grab Three-Down Backer Logan Wilson In Round 3

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Wyoming linebacker Logan Wilson (30) turns with the ball after his interception against Boise State late in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

At the top of the third round Thursday night the Bengals took a player some believe is the best middle linebacker in the draft in Wyoming's Logan Wilson.

Wilson, who turns 24 in September racked up a productive career in Casper. He's known as a terrific cover player and a sure tackler who can play sideline to sideline, a guy they covet for his leadership (he was a three-year captain in college) as much as his play and looks to be an Opening Day starter.

Head coach Zac Taylor said his defensive coaches held their breath all day, calling him a three-down player with hybrid abilities in coverage. They saw plenty of him when they coached against him at the Senior Bowl.

Wilson has piled up the numbers with four straight seasons of 90+ tackles to go with 10 career interceptions (two for touchdowns) and 34.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

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