The Bengals have a great assortment of rookies to groom over the course of training camp this season. Luckily for fans, Hard Knocks will be there to document them during the course of their transition to the NFL.
Eifert will be one big name to watch as he challenges Gresham for playing time at the tight end position. It will also be interesting to see how many times both of these players end up on the field together in a dual-tight end set.
Second-round pick Giovani Bernard will be fun to watch as well. He will be sharing time with incumbent starter BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the backfield. What makes Bernard so intriguing is that he is the first reliable receiving threat out of the backfield that the Bengals have had in a long time.
Sixth-rounder Cobi Hamilton has impressed everyone at the wide receiver position and figures to make the team as the fifth or sixth player at the position. If he can keep up his recent stellar practices, he will be very fun to watch during training camp.
Safety Shawn Williams figures to start the season opposite Reggie Nelson. He may have the most difficult job out of all of these rookies due to the necessity for him to start immediately. He was a natural leader during his days at Georgia—it will be interesting to see if he can keep up those leadership qualities as a rookie in the NFL.
Finally, Margus Hunt will be very enticing to watch during Hard Knocks. He has had an incredible journey from Estonia to the NFL, thus far. He will be a big project player but his development though training camp could showcase the talent of the Bengals defensive line in the near future.