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Six Players to Watch for Tonight Against the Tennessee Titans

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May 10, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals second round draft pick defensive end Margus Hunt watches during the Cincinnati Bengals Rookie Minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

2. Margus Hunt

Hard Knocks has turned Hunt into a star, so obviously a lot of people were going to watch him anyway. However, Hunt has great measurables, strength, and speed that could transfer well into the NFL. He is extremely raw, but he showed some flashes last week against the Falcons by hurrying the QB. Hunt is going to have to progress before he can be counted on within the rotation of the defensive line. It could be interesting if the Bengals put Hunt in on special teams to see him block kicks, something he did extremely well in college. This game is just another learning tool for Hunt to better himself.

3. George Iloka

The Bengals have had a strong safety competition going for weeks, but Marvin Lewis has been giving a lot of praise to this man. Iloka has been given snaps with the first team and has not looked back, getting a lot of hype from the coaching staff. Iloka is a physical defender whom also likes to play against the run, something he does well in. This is going to be a game to see how Iloka handles the pressure with getting these snaps. Right now, this is Iloka’s spot to lose, he just has to show what the coaches have been talking about on the field for all of us to see.