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Bengals Select Notre Dame Edge Rusher Khalid Kareem In The Fifth Round 

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Notre Dame defensive lineman Khalid Kareem (53) warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The Bengals added another defensive player and team captain selecting edge rusher Khalid Kareem with the 147th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Kareem was a top-100 prospect coming out of Michigan's Harrison High School, with the Detroit Defensive Player of the Year (16 sacks as a senior) choosing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish over Michigan and Alabama. He enrolled in January 2016 and received playing time in four contests as a true freshman. Kareem played in all 13 games as a reserve in 2017 (21 tackles, 5.5 for loss, three sacks) and then started all 13 games as a junior (42 tackles, 10.5 for loss, 4.5 sacks, five pass breakups). He tied for the team lead with 5.5 sacks among his 46 total stops (10 for loss) as a senior.

Kareem also led the Irish with three forced fumbles in his final season. His father, Ken, coached defensive linemen at the high school level for many years.

Check out photos of edge rusher Khalid Kareem from his collegiate career at Notre Dame.

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