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Received All-America recognition (fourth team, Phil Steele) and Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year as a senior to close career in which he totaled 258 tackles, 28.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, 18 passes defended (with one interception and 17 PBUs), two forced fumbles and one blocked field goal (to end a 34-31 win at North Carolina) … First-team All-Sun Belt as a senior and second-team All-Sun Belt as a junior … Playing in 55 games over five seasons, was on teams that went a combined 54-12 with a 5-0 bowl record and four straight conference titles … Named a Top 100 draft prospect by the Athletic and named to the Reese's Senior Bowl as a senior … Made watch lists for the Butkus and Bednarik awards … Named the Sun Belt's hardest hitter by Street & Smith ... Part of just the fifth class in college football history to win five bowl games and four conference championships, joining five-year classes from Nebraska (1969-73), Alabama (1975-79), Florida State (1991-95) and Marshall (1988-2002).
Bengals Raft of 'A' Draft Grades Courtesy of Captain's 'C'
The Joe Burrow Draft is in the books and fittingly it seems to be as much about intelligence and intangibles as much as it is innate physical talent. They'll have to start calling Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin "Captain Obvious." After Burrow, they drafted five more captains and, naturally, the last one, Purdue linebacker Markus Bailey, is a co-captain pursuing his master's in leadership to end a draft CBS made them the big winner, and The Sporting News gave them an A-plus while USA Today, Sports Illustrated and SB Nation all weighed in at A-minus.
Bengals Attack The Middle With 'Alpha Male' LB Davis-Gaither
After watching the Bengals take a linebacker in the third round on Friday, Akeem Davis-Gaither didn't think he was going to the team that he clicked so well with at the Senior Bowl. But the Cincinnati coaches and scouts knew all along they wanted the 'Alpha Male' from that South defense.
Fourth Round: Bengals Add Another Versatile LB in App State's Davis-Gaither
The Bengals began the last day of the draft the way they ended the second one at the top of the fourth round Saturday when they continued to attack their linebacker corps by taking another projected three-down player they saw up close at the Senior Bowl in Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year Akeem Davis-Gaither.