Keep an eye on Maualuga
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Could USC linebacker Rey Maualuga be a good fit in the AFC North?
Maualuga thinks so, mainly because he believes he could play well in a 3-4 defense.
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|Rey Maualuga isn't concerned whether the team which drafts him runs a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense.|
Maualuga recorded 79 tackles and two interceptions in 2008. The hard-hitting linebacker also said he wouldn't mind being reunited with former teammate Keith Rivers, now a linebacker with the Cincinnati Bengals.
"He's a great guy, a guy I do see myself playing alongside," Maualuga said.
The Rivers-Maualuga duo played three years together in college and dominated the Pac-10.
The Bengals, who play a 4-3, have other needs to address with the No. 6 pick. But adding another linebacker at some point to an improving defense wouldn't be a bad idea.