As the second round ends, the Pittsburgh Steelers came away with a running back in round two. While Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin were still available, the Steelers decided to take Le’Veon Bell from Michigan State. The Steelers have had two straight seasons missing a 1,000 yard running back. Many would say that they have gotten away from the way they play football. Coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert will try to change that by adding Bell.
“Bell has monster size, but also shows nimble feet. Can make people miss at any level of the field, but doesn’t have very good vision. As the season progressed, Bell’s lateral agility declined. Bell proved capable of handling a tremendous amount of touches. To become a full-time back though, Bell will need to continue to improve his ability as a pass catcher or become a more consistent blocker, in addition to improving his vision as a runner.”
Le’Veon Bell led the nation in yards after contact and reminds me of a Steelers running back. Although he was ranked as my fifth back on my list, he can fit into what the Steelers are running offensively. Bell possesses adequate power with vision, along with the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Bell fights for every yard and will add a needed running back to this lacking back field for the Steelers.