Three divisional rival rookies the Bengals need to be aware of

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Divisional rival rookies Bengals need to be aware of: TE Harrison Bryant

Cleveland has accumulated quite the array of offensive weapons via the trade market and free agency. They did the same in this year’s draft, adding tight end Harrison Bryant in the fourth round.

The former Florida Atlantic Owl is a versatile player that can be utilized in a number of spots. Whether he’s inline or out wide, he can put up numbers. In fact, he eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark during the last year of his collegiate career, averaging 15.4 yards per reception. In other words, he’s a big play waiting to happen.

Now, he probably isn’t on the same level as the two players previously mentioned, but it’s the talent that surrounds him that will make him difficult to defend. The Bengals have to find a way to cover Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, and others while also making sure they don’t forget about the capable Harrison.

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It will take detailed preparation and careful personnel substitutions to ensure Cincinnati doesn’t wind up with a matchup they can’t win. The Bengals will need their army of new additions to quickly adapt to their new system if they’re going to be successful in the Battle of Ohio.