Posts tagged Le'Veon Bell
Posts tagged Le'Veon Bell
The Pittsburgh Steelers crop of draft selections
With the 48th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Le’Veon Bell (Michigan State running back)!
With the 48th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Le’Veon Bell (Michigan Staye running back)!!!!!
I went to the MSU Spring Game on Saturday and I didn’t pay as close attention as I would have liked. I did DVR the game, so I will be able to watch it again and give better insight.
But I figured I would write what I saw during the game before I forgot.
I am worried about the QB/WR situation. The WRs aren’t catching the ball. I don’t know if that is the fault of our WRs or our QBs, but it is an issue. Aaron Burbridge (WR) reminds me of a slightly smaller B.J. Cunningham because he makes plays and adjusts to the ball. I also noticed that the WR from Tennessee (DeAnthony Arnett) made a good catch or two. But besides them, there were still WAY too many dropped balls.
None of the QBs impressed me. So I am hoping that Maxwell stays as our starter because he has more in-game experience.
However, I think our running game will be fine. No we don’t have Le’Veon Bell, but now we have possibly 2 who each possess the qualities Bell had (power and speed/mobility). Power from Bullough and Speed from Hill. I think our defense is just as good as always. Interchanging those two will be a great balance in our run game.
I am really excited to see how our co-offenseive coordinators do. I was never happy with Roushar’s play-calling.
Our defense is phenomenal like always. Tawian Jones (LB) and Mylan Hicks (CB) stood out the most in my opinion. The line was quick off the snap and had many opportunities to sack the QB (if the QBs were live). The secondary was strong too, with a lot of pass breakups and interceptions.
I don’t remember which team (green or white), but I noticed the QBs were scrambling way too much. I don’t know if it was because the Oline is as bad as last year, or if the defense is just that good. But that made me worried.
I’m seriously crossing my fingers that returning wide outs Bennie Fowler, Keith Mumphery, Tony Lippett, and Aaron Burbridge can get it done this upcoming season. ESPECIALLY since we won’t have Le’Veon Bell (RB) as the star offensive player anymore.
Le’Veon Bell stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. He looked great in the positional workout, catching the ball very well out of the backfield. This is a player who could be picked up at the top of the second round. Bucky Brooks (NFL.com’s) has gone as far as to say that Bell is the best running back in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Johnny Adams looks like he could be a third cornerback for an NFL team.
William Gholston looked smooth during position drills.
Dion Sims looked good running routes and catching the ball. Sims has lost a lot of weight (around 40 pounds since the end of the 2011 season), and emerged as potentially the best blocking tight end in this draft class.
Chris McDonald looks like a seventh-rounder or rookie free-agent pickup.
Mitchell White was primarily a special teams player in his time with the Spartans, and could turn out to be much like New England Patriots 2012 sixth-round draft pick Nate Ebner of Ohio State, getting interest (as a rookie free agent in White’s case) for his special teams prowess.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were well-represented at Michigan State’s pro day, with head coach Mike Tomlin, running backs coach Kirby Wilson, tight ends coach James Daniel, as well as general manager Kevin Colbert in attendance. Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes were in attendance. Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville and Indianapolis Colts tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts were also there.
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