The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to draft running back Le’Veon Bell with the 48th pick. They could’ve taken running back Eddie Lacy, who went to the Green Bay Packers with the 61st pick. Currently Lacy is seventh in the league in rushing with 1,028 yards on 248 carries.
Bell on the other hand has carried the ball 196 times for 646 yards. He has been better out of the backfield with 43 catches for 388 yards. Tomlin doesn’t necessarily have regrets regarding the decision, and called it “an easy one.”
Mike Tomlin says decision to choose Le’Veon Bell over Eddie Lacy was “an easy one.” #Steelers loved offensive versatility.
— Alan Robinson (@arobinson_Trib) December 17, 2013
Bell likes the passing focus of the Steelers offense and enjoys being a part of it.
“It’s really your only opportunity as a runner to try to get the ball in some open space and make guys miss you,” Bell said. “I love doing that, catching the ball out of the backfield and making guys miss. . .
“I love the way they get me the ball — out of the backfield, running the ball. I get the opportunity to make plays.”