Cincinnati Bengals training camp is upon us, as is the second time the team will appear on HBO's Hard Knocks series.
Each year there are surprises with the Bengals during camp. That notion will be further intensified this year under the additional cameras, which will give even more perspective on players who are shocking both the coaching staff and media.
There are plenty of known commodities in Cincinnati. The team and fans know what they have in most of the starters. Is it really a surprise if a high-profile rookie like Tyler Eifert is impressing? Probably not.
What can be surprising, especially for fans, is when names they are not familiar with end up impressing. In the following slideshow, we'll attempt to nail down some potential surprises in camp so fans are not caught off guard.
Let's take a look.