Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #9 DT, #80/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 3-4 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; 19 Sol-34 TT, 7.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FR; Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll distinction. Played on offense as a “wham” back at Auburn and vs. No. 18 Ga. Tech. Selected to SEC Coaches’ Pre-season All-SEC Second Team. Named to 2008 Outland Trophy and Bronko Nagurski Watch Lists. 2007: 13 GP; 7 GS; 30 Sol-41 TT, 15 TFL, 7.5 SK, 1 PBU, 1 QBH; His 41 tackles included a team-leading 14.5 TFL. All-SEC First-Team selection by Rivals.com. Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (11/19) after he recorded five tackles, 1.5 for a loss including a .5 sack vs. No. 22 Kentucky. Named Most Improved Defensive Tackle at conclusion of spring drills. 2006: 11 GP; 0 GS; 5 Sol-9 TT, 0.5 TFL, 0.5 SK, 6 QBH; Named team’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year; Enrolled at UGA in January after early graduation from high school.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 4/120 -- Geno Atkins, DT, 6-1, 293, Georgia, His last two years at Georgia did not match the production of his sophomore year (when he had 7.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss), his draft stock started to steadily rise with a good Senior Bowl and combine. - by The Sports Xchange
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01/09/13 - DT Geno Atkins led the team and NFL interior linemen with 12.5 sacks. He has a very quick first step that offensive linemen have a difficult problem adjusting to.
12/28/12 - DT Geno Atkins was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after having 2.0 sacks in the Dec. 23 win at Pittsburgh. It is the sixth time this year a Bengals player has received weekly or monthly conference honors.
12/24/12 - DT Geno Atkins, who is quietly building support for defensive player of the year, got some praise from teammate A.J. Green.
Atkins is fifth in the league in sacks with 13 and is tied for the second-most sacks in team history with Eddie Edwards.
Said Green: "I don't understand what it is going to take for Geno to be mentioned as one of the best D-tackles in the game. He's just dominating game after the game. If he don't make the Pro Bowl this year, I'm boycotting."
12/19/12 - DT Geno Atkins is on his way to leading the league in sacks by an interior lineman this season with 10 1/2. He leads Detroit's Ndamukong Suh by four. Last year, Atkins shared the league lead with Oakland's Tommy Kelly at 7 1/2. Atkins is tied for ninth among all NFL defenders and is tied for fourth in the AFC.
San Francisco LB Aldon Smith and Houston DE J.J. Watt share the league lead at 19 1/2.
11/25/12 - --DT Geno Atkins has 9.0 sacks on the season, which is a single-season record for a Bengals interior lineman.