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Bengals rookie DT Zach Carter impressing at training camp

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The Cincinnati Bengals have high hopes for third-round rookie defensive tackle Zach Carter.

Barring a move between now and the start of the regular season, the hope is that Carter can provide a strong rotational pass-rush from the defensive line’s interior after the team lost Larry Ogunjobi in free agency.

Onlookers in camp this week have noticed the rookie starting to flash, even against veteran offensive linemen.

Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com captured some of the reactions from onlookers:

“The thing that Lapham noticed about Carter is he gave the back-up offensive linemen fits with his first step and they had trouble getting hands on him as he got around the outside. The only guy able to handle him was starting left guard Jackson Carman …”

Dan Hoard provided a highlight:

While it’s only the early goings of camp, it’s notable that Carter’s showing well already against the offensive line. If he can roll this momentum into the preseason and real games, it will soften the loss of Ogunjobi, at a minimum.

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Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire