DT Geno Atkins - Cincinnati Bengals

6-2, 293Born: 3-28-1988College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 4, pick 120 (2010)

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Summary

After being among the game's elite interior linemen for most of the past decade, Geno Atkins saw a considerable drop in production last year. For the first time since he was a rookie in 2010, Atkins recorded fewer than eight sacks in a season not impacted by an injury, along with his lowest tackle total since 2013. Entering season 11 and at age 32, there will be some who believe Atkins has begun to decline. While that may be a possibility, it is more likely he simply missed the presence of a big man next to him. For most of his career, Atkins had a Domata Peko type beside him. An anchor that could often force opponents to commit more than one blocker on run plays, allowing Atkins to work against single blockers. Injuries and mediocre play at the nose tackle position last season hurt Atkins. So the Bengals signed free agent D.J. Reader to take over the job. With Atkins and Reader on the inside, Carlos Dunlap and Sam Hubbard on the outside, and better playmakers at linebacker, 2020 should be a much better year for both Atkins and the Bengals defense as a whole. (May 8)

FBG Staff Rankings

DT Redraft - 47, 36, 43, 47, 48
DT Dynasty - 47, 40, 48, 49, 53

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2017 CIN 16.0 30.0 17.0 8.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 CIN 16.0 24.0 19.0 9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 CIN 16.0 18.0 27.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2020 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 20.0 * * * * * * *
2020 PROJ-Norton 16.0 29.0 * * * * * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 16.0 24.5 * * * * * * *

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