Steelers rookie RB Le'Veon Bell getting first-team reps

The Pittsburgh Steelers had their choice of running backs — except for North Carolina's Gio Bernard — when they selected Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell with the 48th overall pick in this year's draft.

Therefore, many have since expected Bell to win the job as the team's starter and featured back.

Early in camp, he is already running with the first-team offense, per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette.

Leading college football last season in carries (382), which was the 10th-most since 1977, Bell is also a solid receiver out of the backfield as he has more than 30 receptions in each of the previous two seasons with the Spartans.

Offensive coordinator Todd Haley has referred to Bell as a "three-down back."

Last season, Jonathan Dwyer led the Steelers in rushing with 623 yards and averaged just 4.0 yards per carry, although he has reportedly lost 25 pounds since last season.

Going into the 2013 season, Bell is my 23rd-ranked fantasy running back and is my highest-ranked rookie back in re-draft leagues.

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