Bengals | To use Giovani Bernard at receiver
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:40:22 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals running backs coach Hue Jackson preferred RB Giovani Bernard over RBs Le'Veon Bell, Montee Ball and Eddie Lacy in this year's draft because of Bernard's speed and versatility. Bernard was used as a wide receiver in spring practices, in addition to his rushing duties. "He's so natural catching the ball. He can catch it like a receiver," Jackson said. "I knew he could catch it really well, but I wouldn't be surprised if he could go out there and line up outside and catch balls like some other guys can because he has that skill set."
Bernard is an intriguing fantasy football rookie, and he should steal a decent amount of touches away from BenJarvus Green-Ellis as a change-of-pace back in Cincy's explosive offense. He's worthy of a late-round flier pick as a handcuff to the Law Firm, and Bernard should retain more value in point-per-reception leagues.
Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler