Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Day 2: Steelers 2013 Draft Round Pick 48

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Day 2: Steelers 2013 Draft Round Pick 48

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A closer look at the players selected on the second day of the draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York:

ROUND 2, PICK 48

LE'VEON BELL

* Pos: RB

* Ht: 6-1

* Wt: 230

* School: Michigan State

* About the pick: Only 20 years old. ... Will be targeted to be feature back in the Steelers offense, replacing Rashard Mendenhall. Steelers had him rated as the top running back in the draft. ... Can be used as a three-down back because he has very good hands and catches the ball well. ... Appeared in 40 games with the Spartans, starting his final 19, and rushed for 3,346 yards and 33 touchdowns in his career. The 33 TDs rank sixth in school history. ... Also caught 78 passes for 531 yards. ... Had 763 touches and 4,114 all- purpose yards at Michigan State. ... Offensive coordinator Todd Haley compares Bell to Eddie George, whom Haley coached with the Dallas Cowboys. "It puts us back in a place where we can have a chance to run the ball," Haley said. …

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