Bengals Veteran Running Backs Mentoring Rookie Jeremy Hill

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Though Jeremy Hill could take one of the Bengals' veteran running back roster spots, the veterans are helping the youngster get acclimated to his new team.

When the Cincinnati Bengals drafted LSU running back Jeremy Hill in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, most fans began to see the writing on the wall for veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The Bengals wanted some more pop to couple with Giovani Bernard's sizzle and Hill fit the mold of what they wanted. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson recently said that there is room for "The Law Firm", but many are skeptical.

Regardless of the situation, the veteran running back is taking Hill under his wing as they are in Cincinnati for workouts. Per Tom Groeschen of The Cincinnati Enquirer, the second round pick is grateful of the treatment he is receiving from both Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard.

"Bennie has been very helpful in my process," Hill said. "Any questions I have for him, he's always been there to help me."

"They've been really helpful, him and Gio, with the offense and just the ins and outs of the organization," Hill said. "I think they'll continue to be helpful, and we'll have a great camaraderie in my locker room."

Though it may seem like a small thing, it really plays to a couple of facets with the Bengals. First and most obvious is the type of locker room that the Bengals have built over the past few seasons. The team comes before the "me" with these players and it's obvious that they want what is best for each other.

The second plays into why it could be difficult to say goodbye to Green-Ellis, even though his replacement could be here in Hill. He undoubtedly knows that the youngster is here to take his carries and/or job, but that isn't stopping The Law Firm from being a true team player and showing him the ropes. It's going to be an interesting and competitive next few months.

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