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Seventh Round: Bengals Grab Another Linebacker Taking Markus Bailey From Purdue

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Purdue linebacker Markus Bailey (21) during an NCAA college football game between Iowa and Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

The Bengals selected their third linebacker in the 2020 NFL Draft taking Purdue's Markus Bailey in the seventh round.

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"Markus Bailey's tape is second-round quality tape," said NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah. "When you watch him, he plays with twitch, plays with explosiveness, he's got instincts - you see it show up on screens. He's got a great feel for finding the football."

Bailey missed most of his senior season with the Boilermakers because of an ACL tear, the second season he lost to knee issues. He started 40 games and finished his career with 324 tackles, 14.5 sacks and six interceptions. 

Bailey, a Columbus, Ohio native, served as a team co-captain his senior year and was a semifinalist for Campbell Trophy, presented to nation's top football scholar-athlete.

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