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matt2roddy


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Is Le'Veon Bell the best RB in this draft? Reply with quote

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Shhhh!

I'm about to let you in on a little secret that is circulating through scouting circles following the NFL Scouting Combine: Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell is the best running back in the 2013 NFL Draft, and it's not even close.


http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/0ap1000000146225/article/leveon-bell-emerging-as-best-running-back-in-2013-nfl-draft

Just saw this article on NFL.com and I have to believe its a bunch of lies. I don't see anything in Bell that warrants more than a 3rd-4th round pick.

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but there is not a more complete back in this draft than Bell. Checking in at 6-foot-1 3/8 and 230 pounds, Bell is an old-school runner with the size and strength to grind between the tackles, yet he's quick enough to get to the edge on perimeter runs. Moreover, he is a dependable workhorse capable of shouldering a heavy workload as the primary runner.



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, no.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to agree with the thoughts in the article, I think he's vastly underrated right now. It would not shock me if he's the first back off the board.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

goldfishwars wrote:
I tend to agree with the thoughts in the article, I think he's vastly underrated right now. It would not shock me if he's the first back off the board.


I agree, the only concern I would have was the carries he had during college.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way....
Eddie Lacy is #1.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panthers11 wrote:
No way....
Eddie Lacy is #1.


How many MSU OL are going in the first 3 rounds?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes he is. It's close though. He's not going to be an elite back though...nobody in this draft class is.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UFgators wrote:
Panthers11 wrote:
No way....
Eddie Lacy is #1.


How many MSU OL are going in the first 3 rounds?
Are we only going on how bad their lineman are? Yes having good lineman helps, but they aren't a pure result of their lineman and it's silly to say Lacy should be considered worse because he has good lineman.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDOG_det wrote:
UFgators wrote:
Panthers11 wrote:
No way....
Eddie Lacy is #1.


How many MSU OL are going in the first 3 rounds?
Are we only going on how bad their lineman are? Yes having good lineman helps, but they aren't a pure result of their lineman and it's silly to say Lacy should be considered worse because he has good lineman.



Bell is way more elusive than Lacy though. Bell has some finesse to his game and is a better receiver out of the backfield too.


Lacy is a powerful back, but he's not going to ever be the feature guy. Le'Veon Bell kind of reminds me of Stevan Ridley and Stephen Jackson...somewhere in the middle of those two.

Lacy reminds me of a current Cedric Benson.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDOG_det wrote:
UFgators wrote:
Panthers11 wrote:
No way....
Eddie Lacy is #1.


How many MSU OL are going in the first 3 rounds?
Are we only going on how bad their lineman are? Yes having good lineman helps, but they aren't a pure result of their lineman and it's silly to say Lacy should be considered worse because he has good lineman.


Not only that if anyone even bothered to watch Lacy , his best trait is YAC.

The guy giving props to alabama hasn't watched any other game than the national title game.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, this is an awful year for runningbacks in general. I would say I pride myself on finding diamond in the rough RB's, but this year...ugh....gross...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's extremely underrated. Best? I don't know. What I do know is that Bell is a complete HB who has proven himself to be a workhorse HB. He can block, he can catch the ball out of the back-field and he can take 20+ carries a game.

He's a lot like Steven Jackson and Eddie George. The only thing he's really lacking is a 2nd gear to break away.

He may even have a better spin move than Lacy.

I take him in the majority of my Rams mocks in the 4th because it's truly ridiculous that he's seen as a 4th rounder right now.

And yea, Bell's OL and offense around him at MSU truly stunk. That guy was the offense there.

Bell, Zac Stacy, Latavius Murray and Dennis Johnson all fall in my extremely underrated section.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Eddy Lacy was a benefactor of his offense but at the same time, Lacy is a pretty good runningback in his own respect. However, this LeVeon Bell guy is on a different level from Eddy Lacy. Bell's completeness as a player is unmatched in this year draft. What really separates Bell from Lacy is his cutback vision is just slightly better and Lacy still looks lost a majority of the time as a blocker and receiver out of the backfield. Bell knows how to run with the QB when he's in trouble and give the QB a target to throw to whereas with Lacy I see a guy who kind of more or less watches things happen. I'd much rather take him ahead of Lacy for those reasons and ahead of Ellington because he is the same only bigger and more durable as a starter in the NFL.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stepfan taylor is 1 imo
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrashMan510 wrote:
stepfan taylor is 1 imo


+1.

Hes the one everyone is gonna regret passing on.
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