Reporting Troy Clardy
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Is former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell the best running back in the 2013 NFL Draft? Some draft experts think so.
Bell tells Troy Clardy what sets him apart on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.
Bell carried the Michigan State offense in 2012, rolling up nearly 1,800 rushing yards on 382 carries.
“The coaches wanted to get the ball into my hands, and I had more opportunities to make plays,” he said. “I’m going to take advantage of every opportunity I’m given, and keep working hard to get to a better position than I’m at now.”
The day before his pro day at Michigan State, Bell’s dinner guest was Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
“It’s been a great experience building relationships with coaches,” Bell said. “It was a great experience getting to know Tomlin, and talk to him. After you see him on TV all the time, it’s kind of surreal having dinner with him.”
When comparing himself to some current NFL running backs, Bell said, “I would say it’s a mixture of two guys. [Atlanta Falcons RB] Steven Jackson’s size and frame and speed, I compare to him. My running style compares to [Houston Texans RB] Arian Foster. He’s more of an upright runner, a zone runner, a one-cut-and-go guy. That’s who I pattern my game after.”