Monday, September 02, 2013

Le’Veon Bell, durability

In light of Le’Veon Bell’s inability to stay on the field during training camp/preseason, I thought I’d review the writeup in Pro Football Weekly’s Draft Preview, which is—er, was—the best draft preview available. (PFW projected Bell to be a second- or third-round pick.) Naturally, there are many “positives” listed, including “Outstanding agility for his size,” and “Extremely soft hands and natural receiving skills.” The write-up also notes that Bell was “highly durable throughout [his college] career.”

But it’s last line of the summary that may give Steelers’ fans pause: “Has the balanced skill desired in an every-down back, but may struggle to re ach his second contract given his upright running style and inability to avoid direct hits.”


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