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The Bengals' staff coached Davis-Gaither on the South team at the 2020 Senior Bowl, and then selected him in the fourth round of the draft three months later ... Touted by scouts for his speed, motor and instincts at LB, and was known at App State for his outstanding play in big games ... Capped a productive college career in 2019 by being named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Racked up 258 career tackles, including 28 for losses and eight sacks, with 17 pass breakups, an INT, two FFs and a blocked FG ... Topped 100 tackles in each of his final two seasons at App State ... His father, Keith, is longtime assistant coach in the college ranks, and is currently the WRs coach at Army.
Who Could Be The Bengals Breakout Star In 2020?
In recent years players like wide receivers Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate or defensive linemen Sam Hubbard have emerged as a breakout star for the Bengals. Broadcasters Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham, along with Bengals.com writers Geoff Hobson and Michael LaPlaca, predict who could be the Bengals breakout star in 2020.
Brian Simmons Takes Bengals Rookie Back (ers) To The Future
Brian Simmons, the most versatile linebacker in Bengals history, helped the future this offseason when an old fellow linebacker from a long-ago North Carolina high school all-star game called with a favor. Keith Gaither asked Simmons to call his son and offer advice for one of the three linebackers the Bengals drafted.
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.