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Top Five Rookies Bengals Will Face in 2015

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Nov 15, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) returns a kickoff for a touchdown in the first quarter of their game against the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium. The touchdown was called back due to a holding penalty. Georgia won 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals have a difficult road in front of them as they seek their fifth straight playoff berth in 2015.  In fact, the Bengals will face the second hardest schedule of any team in the league (based on opponents’ winning percentage in 2014).  Cincinnati will need to be ready come September as a hot start may be vital towards completing the “Drive for Five.”

The 2015 draft class was a particularly strong group overall.  This year’s class featured one of those “once in a generation” talents, it featured great depth at key positions such as defensive tackle and it offered great value in the latter rounds.  Overall, the draft offered just about anything one could hope for in a draft.

In 2015, the Bengals will face several of the year’s best prospects throughout the season, which doesn’t make things any easier on them, again, considering their strength of schedule is so high.  The challenges these rookies pose offers yet another hurdle the Bengals must overcome.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the year’s best prospects that happen to also be squaring off with the Queen City’s finest in 2015.

Next: Week One versus the Raiders

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