If you have longed for the days of the Pittsburgh Steelers pounding the ball at will on tired, weakened opponents then you are about to get your wish. The Steelers bucked conventional wisdom last night when they drafted Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell in the second round of the NFL Draft. With Alabama running back Eddy Lacy still on the board, it seemed a forgone conclusion he would be the selection.
It was the durable and hard-running Bell that got the call though. Reports of Lacy having a significant toe injury pushed him down the board where he eventually went to the Packers.
Let me be clear in my opinion of this selection. I firmly believe Bell could have been had in the third round but this is simply my own opinion. I like Bell. I’ve seen a lot of him over the last couple of years here in Big Ten country. I cannot fault the front office of the Steelers if this was a guy they had on their board and a guy that they coveted. You do what you have to during the draft.