The second Pittsburgh Steeler has cracked the NFL Network’s Top 100 list. Le’Veon Bell comes in ranked 41st overall per the player’s vote.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) June 9, 2016
Bell, as you can tell in the graphic, is down from last season where he finished 16th. Suspensions and injury limited him to just six games, but he rushed for a career best 4.9 yards per carry. He tore his MCL against the Cincinnati Bengals – an intentional action in his mind – ending his season. There is no reason to believe he won’t be ready for training camp, much less Week One of the regular season.
Personally, at the risk of putting on my black and gold colored glasses, 41 is way too low for at worst, the second best back in the league. Feel free to tell me what you think in the comments.
Cam Heyward was the other Steeler to make the list, coming in at 88th.
Some notable quotes from the video, as you can see below.
“I feel like Le’Veon is the number one running back in the NFL.” – Arthur Moats
“That jump cut he’s got. It’s ridiculous.” – Baltimore Ravens’ NT Brandon Williams
“That was unreal.” Kelvin Beachum on Bell’s game winning TD run against the San Diego Chargers