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Michigan State RB Le’Veon Bell To Visit Jets

by Dennis Agapito on April 1, 2013

Even with the signing of free agent running back Mike Goodson the New York Jets might still be looking at a RB prospect in the upcoming draft.

Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell (6’2”, 230) is scheduled for an official visit with the Jets and is considered a good fit for their new offense:

Bell is a big, punishing back at 6-foot-2, 230 pounds.

He rushed for 1,793 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior and was named All-Big Ten Conference.

He averaged 4.7 yards per carry and caught 32 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown.

Bell has run the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds and has a 31 1/2 inch vertical leap and a 9-10 broad jump.

As a freshman, Bell rushed for 605 yards and eight touchdowns.

As a sophomore, Bell rushed for 948 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Source: Scout.com/Aaron Wilson

Bell has the versatility offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg desires in a running back as he can be a power rusher and catch the ball out of the backfield.

Currently projected as a third or fourth round selection the interest in Bell as a Jet should only grow stronger after his visit.

 

 

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