With the 66th overall selection, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Linebacker Logan Wilson.

Wilson was a Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year with 94 tackles, 7.5 for loss, three sacks, three interceptions. As a sophomore, he was named second-team all-conference with 119 tackles, eight for loss, one interception, and two forced fumbles. In 2018, Wilson had 103 tackles and 11 tackles for loss, with two interceptions. He was a first-team all-conference as a senior and was named third-team Associated Press All-American with 104 tackles, 9.5 for loss, one sack, and three interceptions.

Scouting Report

Wilson has the ability to contribute on all three downs like he did at Wyoming. He was the leader of the defense in tackles in his final three years. He shoots gaps well and gets behind the line of scrimmage to wreck havoc along the offensive line.

Wilson lacked eye discipline, easily taken out of his position by fakes and changes at the line on the offensive side. Although, He could see problems covering slot receivers because of him not knowing his own speed.


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What the Analysts Say

Ultra-productive three-year team captain with instincts and cover talent to find work as an every-down linebacker. His play recognition, burst and lateral agility help him play faster than his timed speed and his fundamentals as a tackler are as good as you’ll find in this draft. Wilson needs more consistency of approach at taking on blocks and it may take him a minute to adjust to NFL game speed. He should be a core special teams member early, but possesses the tangibles and intangibles to become a productive pro as an inside or SAM (strong-side) linebacker. – Lance Zierlein NFL Network

Team Fit

The Bengals need help wherever they can get it. They drafted a guy who gives everything he has on every play and can contribute on all three downs and special teams. Patrick Germaine at MLB could challenge him for that spot. I could definitely see him starting in a Bengals uniform in 2020, and maybe leading in tackles.

 

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