With all the talk about the Bengals maybe getting lucky in having Trent Richardson drop to them at 17 or even the Bengals making a move to trade up and grab him earlier in the first round and everything that has happened to make Micheal Bush such a favorite to land in Cincinnati, I haven't exactly made up my mind on which option would be better for the Bengals NOW and in the Future. Obviously a talent like Trent Richardson doesn't come along too often and I'm sure he will be a great RB in the NFL but who's to say a smaller/shiftier back like Pead and/or LaMicheal James cant become the new Darren Sproles? What RB option do you prefer the Bengals have?
*FYI* I think we all can agree Benson has fumbled his last football in Cincinnati so I'm not even going to give a Benson option. Also you can replace Micheal Bush's name with any of the other FA RB's on the market like Mike Tolbert/Peyton Hillis and still have the same options but I think Bush is the most probable to end up in Cincinnati.
Option A: Grab Bush via FA and draft a RB in later rounds to split carries and give Gruden his committee backfield. Bush, Scott and Pead/James.
Pros: Bengals get their bruising back and an instant upgrade over Benson in both the running and passing attack. The Bengals also draft a young talented RB who can help drive the Cincinnati youth movement and contribute greatly to special teams.
Cons: The Bengals move towards a committee backfield and whole new style of play. (May not be a con to some people)
Option B: Trade up in the draft to obtain Trent Richardson and stick with a 1 man rushing attack with B.Scott coming in every now and again.
Pros: Bengals earn one of the best RB talents to enter the NFL from college.
Cons: Bust potential? And also loss of draft picks from trading up.
Option C: Wait it out during the draft, loss out on Trent Richardson and draft based on "Best Player Available" and ultimately pick up a RB like Doug Martin, Lamar Miller, David Wilson or Chris Polk in the 2nd round or wait until the 3rd to pick up LaMicheal James or Isaiash Pead.
Pros: Be able to draft two maybe three top talents to fill other needs of the Bengals at other positions (OL/CB/S) and still get a great RB to fill the void in the backfield thanks to a deep RB class.
Cons: Always a Bust potential but other than that there is the threat of losing out on the guys Cincinnati and we all want as they sit back and watch. (Doug Martin)
What option do you most prefer for the Bengals backfield?
Option A (30 votes)
Option B (22 votes)
Option C (73 votes)
125 total votes