Data Scout Notes: 2ndC/2ndM/PLombardi/PNagurski/PBednarik/POutland/P2ndM/P2ndC
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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Draft Scout Geno Atkins News
09/02/13 - DT Geno Atkins signed a five-year, $55 million contract extension with the Bengals, according to multiple reports.
Atkins can earn $31 million in the first three years of the new deal, which will also pay him $22 million guaranteed by March 2014.
"He keeps getting better," coach Marvin Lewis said of Atkins last month. "He can be in practice, and say, 'it's time to shut the offense down. Then he just dominates."
Atkins is one of the top "three technique" defensive tackles in the NFL. His contract reflects that status. Only Baltimore Ravens' defensive lineman Haloti Ngata (five years, $61 million), who signed his long-term contract in Sept. 2011, has a higher-paying deal among interior defensive lineman.
Atkins, 25, was a fourth-round pick in 2010 and had 12.5 sacks in 2012. The two-time Pro Bowl pick has 23 career sacks despite starting just one game as a rookie.
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.