log in to manage your profile and account
- Create your account
- Receive up-to-date newsletters
- Set up text alerts
Published: Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 10:08 PM
Updated: Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 10:16 PM
By: Laurel Pfahler - Contributing Writer
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals filled a big need at linebacker, taking North Carolina State’s Germaine Pratt in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night.
Pratt, who is listed at 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, started just one year in three seasons with the Wolfpack but played in all 39 games as a valued contributor. He earned first-team All-ACC honors by racking up 104 tackles, a team-high 10.5 for loss, while tying for the team lead with six sacks despite playing in 11 games (all starts) as a senior in 2018.
Some projected him going as high as the second round, but NFL.com evaluated him as a fourth-round pick. The Bengals took him at No. 72 overall.