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This Myles Murphy stat should have Bengals fans hyped

Cincinnati Bengals rookie defensive end Myles Murphy had a slow start to his debut year.

Steadily, though, he worked his way into more action and wound up playing 305 snaps over 17 games.

As the Bengals pointed out on social media, NFL Next Gen Stats charted Murphy with the second-highest rookie pressure rate of any player this year.

It’s a really encouraging sign for the first-round pick as his list of responsibilities grew as the season progressed. The pass-rush was still a sour point overall for the defense, but there are plenty of small tidbits like this that suggest Murphy will fully morph into the every-down player across multiple spots the team envisioned him as when they made him an early pick.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire