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An Ohio native (Hilliard) and rookie seventh-round pick, Bailey spent five seasons (2015-20) at Purdue and proved to be one of the most productive defenders in the Big Ten when healthy ... Considered by some draft analysts to have second- to third-round ability on film, however he slipped to the seventh round due to two serious knee injuries in college ... Tore ACL in left knee as a true freshman in 2015, and then tore ACL in right knee in second game of senior season ... Played in 43 career games at Purdue, and totaled 327 tackles, including 28 for losses and 13.5 sacks ... In three full seasons at Purdue, he led team in tackles twice and finished second once ... Also considered strong in pass coverage, he had 13 career PDs and six INTs.
Bengals Confident In Revamped Linebacker Position
After a series of free-agent pickups and draft picks, the Bengals head into 2020 with a linebacker room they hope is better equipped to deal with what is trending with NFL offenses. It's an infusion of talent that has Bengals Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo excited not just for this season, but for years to come.
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.