I picked Le'Veon Bell. I just think he's the big athletic back that the Steelers have been missing for a few years. I like Ball and think he will be really good too. He's smaller so will be interesting to see how he holds up in the NFL after a few years. You really can't go wrong with either of them.
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Bell, even though I despise the Stillers.
Because Mont-ay fumbles.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
Really? I guess this is a joke... his fumble stats are just amazing.
2 career fumbles: http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/montee-ball-1.html
655: Career carries before his first lost fumble.
802: Career touches before his first lost fumble.
Bell. As good as Ball was in college, not sure he'll do a lot as a pro. Hope I'm wrong - I like the kid.
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Le'Veon Bell will retire by the time he's 25. Blame Sparty.
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Steelers do a good job of rotating their backs, so he should hopefully last longer than that.
He'll probably be the only running back since everyone else loves to carry the ball like a loaf of bread
I watched Bell while he was at Groveport. Had to go with the local kid.
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As a biased Denver fan I picked Montee Ball because Elway understands the importance of having a consistent back (lost three Super Bowls without one - won two with one). Ball will have every opportunity to become Manning's starting back in Denver because he's an every-down guy and Moreno can't stay healthy.
That said I'd have rather seen the Broncos take Lacy, who fell three spots later to Green Bay.
I picked one because I had to, but don't think that either of them will do anything special. Most likely end up as 2nd or 3rd string backs for a few years.
My thoughts exactly. Neither are special enough in my opinion to be an every down back. Both benefited from a system which breeds success.
I'd like to pick Bell because he's an Ohio kid..but I don't think he'll be a very good pro. Ball will excel in Denver I think.
Bell--but not for his running ability. The kid doesn't have much burst. That said, he is amazing in pass protection and grinds with a lot of toughness in short-yardage situations. Personally, I was hoping my Cardinals would pick him up, but definitely not in the second round. The Steelers overpaid for him.
Ball is one of those backs that could either be a solid starter or simply be unable to keep up with the NFL toughness.
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went w/Ball due to Peyton's ability to read defenses.
Bell because he's an Ohio kid
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Bell. I see Ball as a guy that is a good back, but will have to be utilized properly for him to be successful. Bell physically is a better choice - power running works anywhere in the NFL.
Class of 2010.
I don't see stardom in either one, but I like Ball a little better. To me, Bell is just the latest "volume rusher" out of East Lansing, a better version of Javon Ringer but not by much. And contrary to casual fan opinion, the Steelers have been a pass-first offense for years. Bell won't change that.
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I'm curious to see what Bell can do with a decent O-Line around him.
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