Originally Posted by Agamemnon
Here's a question regarding Lacy vs Bell that I'm hoping someone can answer. I've seen enough of their running to feel that Lacy is the better all-around runner while Bell has the edge in power, but does anyone know who is better in pass protection? I really haven't seen much from either in that department. Whatever rookie back we draft needs to be able to protect Manning or he won't be able to get on the field consistently.
I watched every Michigan State game and Bell this last year. He has the ability to make holes when none exist and thrived with a subpar offensive line. He's a very solid guy and doesn't get moved off blocks. Michigan State seems to throw the ball more than Alabama so I'm sure he's got experience over lacy in that regard. We had a horrid underclassman as a QB this year so I'm not sure if you can judge too much on some of the sacks that were given up.