Week in Review: Bengals Should Target RB Eddie Lacy in NFL Draft

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Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy (42) runs with the ball against Notre Dame Fighting Irish safety Matthias Farley (41) during the second half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

With the Super Bowl this coming Sunday, teams are already considering decisions for next season. Many of those decisions will amount to selections in the 2013 NFL Draft that draws ever nearer.

For a young Cincinnati Bengals team, several draft needs will certainly be filled in both the early rounds and the later ones. The offensive line will likely be targeted, and the secondary will see some replenishing.

However, something the Bengals should consider is another running back as well. BenJarvus Green-Ellis overcame a slow start last season to finish strong. He ended up with over 1,000 yards on the season as he carried much of the offense in the final stretch.

Many Bengals fans would like to see the team pick Montee Ball Jr. early in the draft. However, many of those fans are missing another potential candidate for the Bengals running back position. (Or a shared role, that is.)

And also much more of a steal.

Alabama running back Eddie Lacy.