The Facts: In assessing the team's running back position going forward, Enquirer staffer Paul Dehner Jr. expressed the opinion that Hill will be a backup/goal-line specialist in 2017.
Diehards Line: Dehner further noted he expects this year's draft to produce a quality running back option for the Bengals to pair with Gio Bernard as the primary weapons. Or, if the team keeps Rex Burkhead, slated to become a free agent this offseason, he might fit the bill. Either way, it Dehner clearly believes Hill has fallen out of favor despite leading the team with 839 rushing yards and nine rushing TDs. Inconsistency and injuries have been ongoing issues. It's a situation worth watching.