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SB Nation Mock Draft: Bengals Select Running Back Lamar Miller In The Second Round

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MIAMI - NOVEMBER 20:  Lamar Miller #6 of the Miami Hurricanes runs for a touchdown during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Sun Life Stadium on November 20 2010 in Miami Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI - NOVEMBER 20: Lamar Miller #6 of the Miami Hurricanes runs for a touchdown during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Sun Life Stadium on November 20 2010 in Miami Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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During the first round of the 2012 SB Nation Mock Draft, we addressed cornerback with Stephon Gilmore and offensive guard in Cordy Glenn. Those were positions we've identified as a need, choosing to address those spots in the first round. Now we've moved onto the second round.

With the second-round pick of the 2012 SBN Nation Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select University of Miami running back Lamar Miller. Jason, who made the second-round pick, wrote:

Even though the Bengals picked up BenJarvus Green-Ellis in free agency, offensive coordinator Jay Gruden wants another guy to really get the ground game going for the Bengals, which will hopefully open things up even more for Andy Dalton and A.J. Green. Green-Ellis can get the tough yards and can play in goal-line situations, while Miller, a perfect change-of-pace guy, has the speed to get around the edge and can be a home run threat every time he touches the ball.

The Cedric Benson era is over and since this is a 100 percent new team, they need another new running back. With Miller’s speed, Green-Ellis’ tough yards and with Bernard Scott and Brian Leonard in the mix, the Bengals could have one of the better running games in the AFC North. That running game, along with Green’s ability to make circus catches, will be Dalton’s best friend in 2012.