NFL Draft 2013: Bengals Bet On Bernard in Risky Move

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Many football pundits have expressed a lot of positive input on North Carolina’s former RB, Giovanni Bernard.

He’s very agile, has the ability to cut corners, and can outrun defenders in the open field.

Then again, so could I if I was running against ACC college defenses.

Now, I’ll admit: that’s a bit of an over exaggeration. I won’t be tossing my notepad to suit up for the North Carolina Tarheels any time in the near future. But the point I’m trying to illustrate is that Bernard may have been a little over-hyped by fans and analysts alike, as we entered NFL Draft week.

In all honesty, his highlight reel is impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL-b69V7aVk&feature=player_embedded

But all those plays that we see him making? We have to take into account that these highlight runs are against teams like Virginia and Duke. In fact, four out of every five of the plays on his highlights are against Duke. Since when does Duke have a football team?

The Cincinnati Bengals just re-signed Bernard Scott as their elusive back for next year. What Cincinnati wanted to do was sign a running back that could take a load, and become a game-changer for at least the next few years. Due apologies to pundits if I’m wrong, but I don’t see Giovanni Bernard even having the potential to become that player.

Really, it comes down to the fact that if he had played in the SEC, you wouldn’t even know who I was talking about right now.

 

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