Pittsburgh Steelers dream roster of Super Bowl era: Running Backs

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Le’Veon Bell

Years with Steelers: 2013-2018

The Steelers won’t be running the ball every down though, and when an obvious passing situation arises, the team should be able to sub in with Le’Veon Bell. No RB in Steelers history has been a better receiving threat than Bell, who caught an impressive 312 passes during his five seasons with the team. Bell was potent out of the backfield, and his patient style of running would be a welcome change to the straight-ahead power of the previous two Steelers backs.

While Bell had an ugly exit with the Steelers, he was one of the most unique weapons the team had. While his rushing stats were always impressive, his skills out of the backfield are what made him elite. On top of this, Bell was a great pass blocker. This means teams would have to prepare for either run or pass when he came on the field since he could do damage as a runner, could catch a pass, or could stay in and block.

That’s why his status of utility back is perfect for him. He can do a bit of everything and serve as the primary third-down back for the Steelers. While he wouldn’t see the workload, he did in his typical Steelers season, the team would maximize his talent by putting him in positions he is primed to succeed with. Bell would be another vital cog in the Steelers running game.