Bullies on Offense??
Hue Jackson went on record saying that he would like to have a traditional Fullback oppose to having a H-back. Orson Charles currently fills that role even though they play Nose Tackle Domata Peko at the Fullback position while trying to pound the ball up the middle. Last offseason the Bengals cut John Conner a traditional Fullback because they were only able to keep 5 backs on the roster. Keeping Orson Charles because he was the more versatile out of the two with his contributions on Special Teams. Orson was originally at the Tight End position but was moved to H-back instead of being cut because they felt he was too talented to just let go. We are going to need a true fullback especially if the running game is our offenses new focus. Having a traditional fullback would give the bengals a more hard nosed physical approach and help out tremendously in the run game as well as improving pass protection.
A player that not only fits that mold but can make a huge impact is J.C. Copeland from LSU, a great blocker that can also be used as a power back and pound it in the inside. Copeland deserves more credit for the plays LSU made on the ground, he is truly a beast at the Fullback position. J.C. Copeland showcased his talents at the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl running it in for two touchdowns and earning MVP honors. The 2nd ranked fullback in the draft but the fact that he is a fullback is why he has 6-7th round grade on him.
JC Copeland 2012 LSU Season Highlights (via HitzTV54)
J.C. Copeland interview at the NFLPA Bowl. (via Patrick D. Starr)