With the recent addition of BenJarvus Green-Ellis, the Bengals are likely to be out of the market for a RB in the first and second rounds.
However, Bernard Scott, Aaron Brown and Brian Leonard do not provide enough talent/depth to warrant a "running back by committee" approach, as been talked about by the Bengals coaching staff.
So enter LaMichael James. Projected as a third round pick, James would be a great addition to the Bengals' backfield. He may deserve to be picked in the second round but with a wealth of RB talent available this year, he will likely slip into the third.
He ran a lightning fast 4.45 at the combine, tying for second place among RBs. At 5'9", 195 pounds, James has in the past been labeled too small to play in the NFL, but following the re-emergence of Darren Sproles with the Saints, smaller backs with good receiving skills and elite speed are sought after.
He is extremely dangerous in the open field and uses his agility and vision to side-step defenders, becoming increasingly able to make the big play on the outside. He is not afraid of taking contact, and does head up the middle on occasion, but he remains more of a Sproles than an Maurice Jones-Drew.
The Bengals could have something special in James if they develop his receiving skills and have him play in a committee, but if he is not available at this juncture, Robert Turbin of Utah State could be an alternative.
Marvin Lewis was at Oregon's Pro-day, so read into that what you will.