With the 48th pick in the draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select…

Le'Veon Ball, RB, Michigan State Spartans (6-1, 230 pounds)

With Rashard Mendenhall no longer in Pittsburgh, the Steelers grab a big, powerful running back in Le'Veon Bell who can replace him. While Bell lacks the explosive burst that most teams want, he has the size, strength and balance to consistently run through hits/tackles to gain yards after contact.

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