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Cedric Benson will more than likely not be part of this Bengals team in 2012, but the Bengals brass does not think Bernard Scott is the answer.
I see the Bengals making a splash in the draft by getting Lamar Miller. Miller has more upside than other backs in the draft except for Trent Richardson and maybe, maybe, David Wilson. The Bengals have an extra pick in the first round, so do not be surprised to see Lamar Miller as one them.
Bernard Scott is talented, but not quite a feature back in the NFL. He will once again be relegated to second on the depth chart, but could very well see an increase in touches throughout the season.
Brian Leonard has been a go-to guy for the past couple of years, and the Bengals will welcome him back with open arms. Brian Leonard is the poor man's Peyton Hillis and provides a spark on third down and on special teams. Cedric Peerman is also fearless on special teams, but may not play into the future of this team.
Chris Pressley has been very good blocking for Cedric Benson this season. He is a restricted free agent in 2012, but should be brought back rather easily. James Develin, who is on the practice squad, is a guy that is hard-nosed, but it will also be tough for him to push Pressley out of the position.
Brian Leonard also can play some fullback and provides excellent depth at the position. I cannot foresee the Bengals making any type of acquisition for the fullback position.