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The Cincinnati Bengals were expected to have a tight running game this season, but Cedric Benson and Bernard Scott have been massively inconsistent. Benson will enter free agency in 2012 and Scott is more of a change-of-pace back in the NFL, so the Bengals will likely address this position early in the draft.
Lamar Miller is extremely young, but also extremely talented. The Bengals could see Miller as their feature back and for good reason. While Miller was a relative unknown going into the season, he really exploded on the scene for the Miami Hurricanes. The plus about Miller is that he succeeded even though the Miami offensive line was weak throughout the season.
Miller does have some maturing to do, but Jim Anderson, the Bengals running backs coach, knows how to work with the kids coming into the league.
The Bengals could look at LaMichael James of Oregon or Chris Polk of Washington here as well, but they both may be a bit of a stretch in the first round.