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Cincinnati Bengals: Taking Off-ense: Top Priority of the 2013 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 the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2nd round: RB Eddie Lacy

I don’t care about the pro-day, Lacy proved what kind of RB he was on game day.  He comes in and pairs with BJGE to form a nice one two punch that will force teams to sneak a safety down to stop.  I don’t think teams are as down on Lacy as the media would suggest, and if he gets to the Steelers  2nd round pick, I think he’s gone.  The truth is, that while we all would love to draft an Alfred Morris in the 6th round, that type of success for a late round running back is not common.

2nd round: C/G/T Barrett Jones

Barrett Jones is the type of player the Bengals like because he can start and back up multiple positions.  Jones played all over the Alabama o-line, starting 49 games, and excelled at each position he played, winning awards for college football’s top lineman in 2011 for his play at left tackle.  He is the most technically sound lineman in the draft because he has to be.   For the Bengals, he provides a legit option at C and someone who can back up several positions on the line.

5th round: RB/KR Kerwynn Williams

One of my favorites, Williams wastes no steps when he has the ball: He sees a lane, runs through it, and never looks back.  Also, he is a skilled pass catcher and would provide a perfect complement to a team of Lacy and BJGE.  He is a skilled and experienced KR as well.