The Steelers needed help at running back and with the 48th pick they selected Le'Veon Bell from Michigan State. I usually do not fault teams for drafting for need but the Steelers jumped the gun on taking Bell.
Bell was not rated in the top 100 players in the final Big Board by Football.com's Draft Senior Editor David Seigerman, yet was the second running back selected. Bell is a taller back who fails to get behind his pads and takes a beating from defenders because of it. He also has poor vision and lacks breakaway speed. He could develop into a good back for the Steelers, but they likely could have drafted him far later in the draft.