I would say that it is pretty safe to assume that Bengal fans are pretty disappointed with the amount of production that BenJarvus Green-Ellis has provided over the past couple of seasons.
Over the past two seasons, the “Law Firm” has averaged 3.9 and 3.4 yards per carry respectively. Would anybody welcome in a new running back that just averaged 7.3 yards per carry this past year, adding up to 1521 yards?
How about 15 rushing touchdowns and another three touchdown receptions?
Those numbers were produced by Carlos Hyde, the running back from The Ohio State University. I’m not saying that Hyde will come in and match the numbers he put up this past year at Ohio State, but I believe he could be an instant upgrade to BJGE.
The Bengals are going to need a complimentary running back to Giovani Bernard going forward. Bernard just isn’t built to carry the ball 25-30 times a game over the course of an entire season. Hyde has the perfect skill set to be that complimentary back.
It’s obvious that there is no way the Bengals are going to select a running back in the first round of the draft this year. It’s also not likely that they would even select one in the second round.
But, the second round is exactly where Carlos Hyde could be when their pick rolls around. Sitting and waiting to be yet another weapon added to the already explosive Bengal offense.