Former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell left his visit with the Dallas Cowboys last week feeling pretty confident.
“The running backs coach (Gary Brown) was very impressed,” Bell told 105.3-FM The Fan, via the team’s official website. “He loved the way I can catch the ball. He loves the way I move, especially being a bigger guy. He loves the way I can get in and out of my cuts. I did my thing at Pro Day and in my individual workouts with the Cowboys, and I’m going to continue to impress.”
Bell could fit in nicely with the Cowboys, as a backup for and change of pace to DeMarco Murray. The team also has Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar on the roster, but the team views them more as Nos. 3 or 4 backs, and not twos.
“They said they want another guy there to be a No. 2 guy who can eventually compete for a starting job,” Bell said. “They said basically they want two starting running backs. That’s what they’re looking for, and I feel like I can bring that to any team in the NFL.”
Most experts believe Bell will go in the third or fourth round, but he could climb into the second or even, according to a few, the first.
Bell has also visited with the New York Jets this offseason.
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