The Bengals continue to host the draft’s top running back prospects, and today they brought in Alabama’s Eddie Lacy:
Also, have heard via league sources that Alabama RB Eddie Lacy visited #bengals today
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) April 15, 2013
Ryan Lownes of draftbreakdown.com also chimed in on Lacy’s visit:
@joereedy Not for the Bengals, no. I think Giovani Bernard would help open up the offense a little more, help Dalton & Co. take next step.
— Ryan Lownes (@ryanlownes) April 15, 2013
I’m in agreement with Ryan. Lacy will probably have to be drafted at pick #21 for the Bengals, which is a pretty big reach. This is assuming the Bengals are unable to trade down. Otherwise, he’ll be gone by the time they pick again at #37.
Bernard in all likelihood will still be on the board at #37, so taking him would provide better value, and his abilities as a return man make him more valuable to the Bengals then Lacy. It’s also worth noting the Bengals have already previously met with Bernard.
In 2012, Lacy ran for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 189 yards as a junior in his lone season as the Tide’s starting running back.
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