Bengals: 5 Potential First-Time Pro Bowlers
Aug 24, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
1. Jeremy Hill
Jeremy Hill is already one of the NFL’s most dynamic and exciting running backs, and we’ve only seen him start in eight games. Hill, as many know, was the league’s leading rusher through the second half of the 2014 season, racking up over 900 yards after Week 8 alone.
Hill totaled 1,124 rushing yards in 2014, scoring nine touchdowns in the process. He also added 215 receiving yards, proving to be a dual threat in both the running and passing games. Hill will need to work on his ball security after fumbling five times last season, losing two; if he can correct this problem, he could easily be one of the NFL’s best backs.
And with Giovani Bernard stepping back to contribute as a change-of-pace player, Cincinnati’s backfield is already the best in the AFC North; the Bengals’ running back corps could be the best in the NFL by the end of the 2015 season–if it isn’t already considered the league’s best. The bottom line is that if Hill can keep being an explosive back and eclipse 1,300 yards rushing, he’ll be a lock to earn a Pro Bowl nod.