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Cincinnati Bearcats Football Position Preview: D-Line

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 01 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - Cincinnati v Georgia Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

They’re such a fast machine for the AAC.

They’re the best D-Line that we’ve ever seen.

Brooks & Brown on the inside

Vann & Sanders dominate the outside

Myjai’s getting his share of pre-season hardware. This edge rushing dynamo is set to become the top sack-man in Cincinnati history by season’s end.

Sure, Cincinnati lost some solid parts on its D-Line from last season: Elijah Ponder and Ethan Tucky are both gone.

But senior All-American candidate Myjai Sanders is far from the only reason that the Cincinnati Bearcats have one of the top defensive fronts in college football. Sure, it is fantastic to have a 31 tackle, 7 sack returning for the Bearcats.

But this club has several stalwarts in the trenches. Senior D-End Malik Vann is a steady run stopper with some pass rushing ability. Sophomore transfer Jowon Briggs, who can play end or tackle, is a 310-pound run stopping war daddy in the making.

In the middle, Cincinnati can boast just as extensive experience as on the edges.

Grad student Marcus Brown is a genuine plug in the middle. A vicious hand-fighter and mountain of a man. He is both an immovable object and an irresistible force on the D-Line.

Grad Student Curtis Brooks made 4 starts for the Bearcats on the D-line. He is the more athletic of the two regulars Cincinnati will play regularly in the middle.

A strong case can be made that Cincinnati has one of the best D-Lines in the country in 2021.