Why Joseph Randle Could be the Best Fit for the Bengals

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Randle followed an impressive 2011 season with an equally impressive 2012 campaign, a year in which he ran for 1,147 yards on 274 carries, scored 14 touchdowns, and was unanimously selected as a member of the All Big XII team. Randle was also a two time semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award.

At 6’1” and 200 lbs, Oklahoma State University running back Joseph Randle is just around the prototypical size for an NFL running back. Randle is a durable back with breakaway speed and is exceptional in pass coverage. While he is more likely to beat you to the outside and run past you than he is to run through you, but Randle in no way strays away from contact. Randle does a great job hitting the hole hard and running through defenders.

One concern people may have with Joseph Randle lies in the spread offense he ran during college. The question for Randle is whether he has the ability to run between the tackles on a consistent basis. That being said, the Bengals are not in need of a back that needs to run the ball between the tackles full time, as this is BenJarvus Green-Ellis’s job. Bringing in Randle would help open up an already talent filled Bengals offense.

 

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