I think we can all agree that Ryan Matthews still has a lot to prove to us as Charger fans. Injuries have haunted him every single season and the question marks about his abilities are becoming bigger every year. Even with the free agent acquisition of Danny Woodhead and the return of Ronnie Brown, it is clear that Chargers running game is a clear area of concern.
Back in February I had written a two part column on how the chargers could fix their running game. Part two of that article was aimed toward finding a running back through the draft. According to Profootballtalk.com, The Chargers are one of the teams that have shown the most interest in Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell.
Bell had one of the best performances from a running back at the combine. At 6’2 and 244 pounds, Bell is and extremely versatile back. Not only is he a downhill runner with tremendous power, but he has the flex ability of pass protection and catching the ball out of the backfield. Bell is built like a brick wall with good tackle breaking ability and a strong frame to push for extra yards.
While I think that Bell would be a great addition to our backfield, his combine performance has his stock on the rise and he could possibly be off the board in the second round. Unfortunately, because the Chargers have greater holes to fill in the first two rounds, the only scenario where I could see getting Bell would be if we traded back in the first and acquired an extra second round pick.
What do you fans think? Is Le’Veon Bell worth a shot?
By Jake Hefner #BOLTSOHARD