A lot of fans were expecting the Bengals to take Alabama’s running back Eddie Lacy, that was not the case. But don’t get upset, Bernard is a fantastic running back.
Last season Gio ran for 1228 yards on 184 carries and punched in 12 touchdowns. He also had 47 receptions, good for 490 yards and five touchdowns. He can help with the running game without question, he’ll compete with Green-Ellis for the starting spot. He also will help with the receiving game, as he is a great receiving running back.
If you have never seen Giovani Bernard play, here is a good highlight video that displays his talents: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqYpVoF5Ql0