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AFC North: Five Rookies the Bengals Must Watch Out For

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Nov 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams (88) runs in for a touchdown after making a catch in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 51-14. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The toughest division in the NFL period. That is the AFC North, and after mostly strong drafts by all the teams in the division it looks to stay that way. Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh all made the playoffs last year with Pittsburgh winning the division. Even the Cleveland Browns were in contention until a late season implosion kept them in the cellar once again.

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With over 30 draft draft picks entering the division we will see several emerge for the new teams as key contributes on a weekly basis.  Last year we saw rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley, receiver Martavis Bryant, and guard Joel Bitonio all have an impact against the Bengals. While the Bengals had two rookies of there own that played a big role in running back Jeremy Hill and center Russell Bodine.

This years rookies will be no different then previous years. Some we may never hear from again, but others we need to keep an eye on as they will start making an impact early in their careers. Here are five AFC North rookies to watch out for.

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