The Bengals traded up to get Wilson, although he doesn’t play at a position of strong need. There was already a connection there because the Bengals’ 2016 first round cornerback William Jackson III was Wilson’s teammate. Wilson’s versatility is intriguing.
How he fits: The Bengals see Wilson as a potential nickel cornerback or safety and someone who could also cover kicks on special teams. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Wilson had “incredible measurable” and sees him as someone who can “make or break himself” with his special-teams play. Expect him to be a special-teams contributor with several other defensive backs in front of him in line to play.
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