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Bailey excelled as a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in Columbus, Ohio, but did not receive an offer from his hometown Buckeyes. In the end, he was happy to play anywhere in the Big Ten, and turned out to be a valuable signing for the Boilermakers. He started all 13 games as a junior and led his squad with 115 tackles (nine for loss, 5.5 sacks, one interception). Bailey's senior season was short-circuited by a knee injury (14 tackles, two for loss, one sack in four starts). Bailey started 13 games as a sophomore (89 stops, 11 for loss, seven sacks, one interception) and led Purdue with 97 tackles (six for loss) and four interceptions as a redshirt freshman. He had anticipated playing extensively as a true freshman but suffered a torn ACL three games into the 2015 season (12 tackles as a reserve).
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.