Bell makes his case for being the first tailback taken

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Every highly-rated player in the draft understandably sees himself as the best incoming at the position he plays.

Former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell is no different.

“I feel like I’m the most balanced because I bring so much to the team,” Bell told FOX Sports Daybreak.   “I can play in the game on first and 10, I can play in the game on third and 10, I can play in the game on third and one.”

If the right team agrees, Bell could be the first tailback taken — especially with Marcus Lattimore recovering from a serious knee injury and Eddie Lacy struggling to overcome a hamstring problem.

Bell said the Cowboys, Steelers, Broncos, Colts, and Chargers have shown the most interest.

The question remains, when it comes to running back, whether any of them should be taken higher than the bottom of round one.  This year, there’s a chance none of the running backs will hear their names called on the first night of the draft.

23 responses to “Bell makes his case for being the first tailback taken

  1. Lacy having problems with his hamstring now that he’s not running behind a pro offensive line in college.

  2. It’s a bit of a stretch to label him as “highly-rated”. And based on recent history (Shonn Greene, Javon Ringer, Rashard Mendenhall, Beanie Wells, Mikel Leshoure), I am not sure I would be beating down the door to draft a Big Ten back anyway.

  3. Lacy is a strong RB. But I agree with the points made at times. When you are big and strong, and your offensive line is many times night and day more talented that the d-line/LBs you are facing. That o-line creates large holes. Any decent RB running downhill, is going to do well. Not saying he isn’t talented. But Bell has good points and I’m sure many NFL scouts see it similarly.

  4. Bell would be an excellent pick up for the Steelers in the Second round. He brings everything we are looking for in a back. If we are going to focus on the running game we are going to need a big back with some speed like bell

  5. The questions are can you blast a blittzer/keep the sheriff clean and can you catch the ball as an outlet? If so, Denver is your new home young man; welcome to the Mile High City!

  6. You will be a mid early second round steal my friend. Are you second round talent? Of course not, but welcome to the domino effect, and free agency plays a big part of it.

  7. It’s nice to see that someone is finally giving Bell the respect that he deserves.
    Michigan State’s offensive line wasn’t good last season and he was still dominant. In fact he was about their only offensive weapon and he basically carried the team. He has a great combination of size and speed and he can block and catch passes out of the backfield.
    I’m not sure what it is with the sports media and lack of respect for Michigan State. CFT wouldn’t even acknowledge that Adrien Payne was one of the premier big men in the NCAA tournament and he’s a total beast. If Bell went to the University of Michigan, on the other hand, you would be hearing about him as the second coming of Christ.

  8. It’s nice to see that someone is finally giving Bell the respect that he deserves.
    Michigan State’s offensive line wasn’t good last season and he was still dominant. In fact he was about their only offensive weapon and he basically carried the team. He has a great combination of size and speed and he can block and catch passes out of the backfield.
    I’m not sure what it is with the sports media and lack of respect for Michigan State. CFT wouldn’t even acknowledge that Adrien Payne was one of the premier big men in the NCAA tournament and he’s a total beast. If Bell went to the University of Michigan, on the other hand, you would be hearing about him as the second coming of Jesus.

  9. I’ve watched this guy twice (in real life) and he was their whole team. He was the work horse, the reliable guy. He has moves. He knows how to block.
    I texted my friend earliar in the year and told them this guy is a steal whereever he’s drafted.

  10. explosionsauce says: Apr 11, 2013 9:44 AM

    “Le’Veon likes his money. He makes a lot they say.”

    haha nice Elton John reference … great song.

  11. I like Bell and Dallas brought him in for a visit so they are interested. Bell is durable, catches the ball well, and is a tough runner. A solid pick for sure.

    However he doesn’t have elite break away speed and that’s why I think Lacy will go sooner and possibly Giovani Bernard too.

  12. Im a student at MSU and I saw Bell at a resturant nearby so I asked him about his combine and his words were “I sucked.” This guys was a beast in college after watching him the past few seasons I think hes a more NFL ready back than most others. This dude carried State last season

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