D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Monday on Twitter that that the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of five teams to put Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell through a private pre draft workout.
Michigan St RB Le’Veon Bell has had private workouts with Dallas, Bucs, Jets, Broncos and Steelers.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) April 8, 2013
Bell, who measured in at the NFL combine at 6013 and 230 pounds, posted a 4.62 40-yard dash, 1.58 10-yard dash, 2.61 20-yard dash, 4.39 20-yard shuttle, 7.06 three-cone drill, 32 ½-inch vertical jump, 9’3” broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times.
In 40 games at Michigan State, Bell rushed for 3,346 yards and 33 touchdowns on 671 carries. He also chipped in 78 catches for 531 yards and a touchdown in addition.
Bell is regarded as the best all-around running back in the draft by a few of the top draftniks, and it is not surprising that the Steelers have interest in him now that Rashard Mendenhall has left via free agency this offseason.
On tape, Bell displays the patience and vision to excel in a zone-based scheme and that could come in a handy under new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. this upcoming season.
There is no word as of yet if the Steelers intend on bringing Bell to Pittsburgh as a pre draft visitor, but it will not be surprising if that ends up happening.