With quarterback Kirk Cousins going to the NFL in the 2012 draft, the Michigan State offense fell on the back of Le’Veon Bell during 2013. The big, bruising back did not disappoint, having one of the greatest seasons a Spartan running back has ever had, even better than Javon Ringer’s fantastic 2008 season. With that in his pocket, Bell chose to enter the NFL draft, forgoing his senior season at MSU.
Unlike several other running back prospects in this year’s draft, Bell is extremely durable. With over 382 carries in 2012, he showed he was able to handle a heavy workload without slipping in effectiveness. As teams review the tape and balk on some halfback prospects with an injury history, Bell is shooting up the draft boards.
So who is this hard-nosed Spartan, and how will he look in the NFL? We look through all of the facts to find out.