These football rookies (and other 2nd and 3rd stringers) showed serious potential during the preseason. Keep your eye on them: It probably won't be long before they're making their way into the starting lineup.
Working out of a position that’s a little difficult to quantify with statistics, rest assured that offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler has had a great preseason with the Bengals. Cincinnati used their first round draft pick on Zeitler, grabbing him 27th overall. In four years of college football at Wisconsin, he didn’t personally allow a single sack and he provided some tenacious blocking to create holes in defenses for running backs to exploit.
This preseason, Zeitler picked up where he left off in college. It’s likely he’ll develop into one of the NFL’s most unmovable pass protectors who will hold down the fort on the right end of the Bengals’ offensive line, an area that needed serious work last season.