David Cobb, the outstanding Minnesota RB who's scheduled to meet w the Steelers this week, said "Right now, I love watching Le’Veon Bell."— James C Wexell (@jimwexell) February 20, 2015
T.J. Yeldon, the Le'Veon Bell lookalike from Alabama, said Bell's the RB he most tries to emulate. Yeldon met with Mike Tomlin last night.— James C Wexell (@jimwexell) February 19, 2015
Ask and ye shall receive.
The Steelers want a back-up to Le'Veon Bell - presumably one who won't mind not getting the ball more than a few times a game at most.
They will also want that back-up to play a reduced role after he starts the season as the team's featured runner. With a possible two-game suspension looming over Bell's head, the Steelers will likely address the running back position either in the draft or free agency.
Whichever route they take, they're doing their homework.
The Steelers will chat up Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon and Minnesota RB David Cobb at the NFL Scouting Combine, suggesting the team is interested in a higher-level running back. Cobb and Yeldon look to be taken around the second or third round.
Cobb's stock is rising after an impressive Senior Bowl campaign. He rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown in the North's victory. An injury-filled 2014 season held Yeldon under the 1,000 yard mark for the first time in his career. He said he'll run Saturday, though, and that he's totally healthy.