You don’t hear his name as often as other players on the Cincinnati Bengals roster simply because of the position he plays but you should.

Defensive tackle D.J. Reader is quietly playing as good as any interior defensive lineman in the NFL. In fact, Reader has been so good against the run, he ranks only behind All-Pro defensive players Aaron Donald and Cam Heyward, according to Pro Football Focus. Reader has also recorded 15 quarterback hurries, four hits and one sack.

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