As the Cincinnati Bengals approach the 2013 NFL draft, it is clear one of the main positions the team needs to address is running back. The 2013 NFL draft class is deep at the position, but there are a few backs in particular the team should target.
Cincinnati was not horrible rushing the ball last year with BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but he lacked the speed to match the West Coast offense the team utilizes.
Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has said he wants a game-changing back in the approaching draft—one that can do it all between the tackles and in the passing game (h/t Bengals.com).
The Bengals can find just that in the early to mid rounds of the upcoming draft. It would also not be a surprise to see the team take two running backs in the draft considering how deep it is at the position. Adding a change-of-pace option behind an earlier pick would make sense.
In the following slideshow we'll break down five prospects the Bengals should be targeting to fulfill wishes, along with some honorable mentions the team should keep an eye on as well.