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Why Joseph Randle Could be the Best Fit for the Bengals

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Nov 12, 2011; Lubbock, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Joseph Randle (1) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT

This year in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals will look address several needs. One of the more pressing needs for the team is a back to compliment BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Green-Ellis was a more than serviceable this year with the Bengals, rushing for 1,094 yards and 6 touchdowns on 278 carries.

However, the Bengals need a back with home run hitting ability that can effectively spell Green-Ellis. Green-Ellis caught only 22 passes out of the backfield last season, which was 35th in the league. If the Bengals wish to have an elite offense, the Bengals are going to need a back that can catch the ball out of the backfield. Joseph Randle could very well be the back the Bengals need to make their offense elite.

Joseph Randle burst onto the scene back in 2011 when he became the feature back for Oklahoma State. During a year in which Oklahoma State was one late game thriller from a national championship appearance, Randle rushed for 1216 yards on 208 carries and 24 touchdowns, which was fourth in the FBS.