With the 87th pick in the 2016 NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil. Vigil was rated as the 104th best player overall and the fourth best linebacker per Mocking The Draft rankings.
NEWS: With the 87th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the #Bengals select Nick Vigil from Utah State pic.twitter.com/IkxahHE6cj— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 30, 2016
Strengths: Vigil has great athleticism and a feel for the game, especially against the run. His athleticism goes along with him playing running back in high school. He recorded 30 tackles for loss and 267 tackles over the last two seasons for the Aggies. He also has great toughness that allows him to be disciplined.
Weaknesses - With a slender frame, Vigil doesn't fit the stereotypical inside linebacker physique. When he is caught up in traffic, his size could become a problem. His great instincts might hide the fact that he isn't as athletic as he may seem. He struggles with quick twitch and change of direction ability and has lost a couple of races to the perimeter where he had an angle.
He joins a Bengals team that was second in total defense last year and 10th sacks, so this pick looks to be one where Cincinnati wants to add depth to their defensive front seven for the upcoming years.