Saturday is Senior Day for the Michigan State Spartans, but it may also be the final game for running back Le'Veon Bell. On Wednesday, Bell addressed the possibility of him bolting to the NFL Draft with reporters.
"It possibly could be. The opportunity is there, but I haven't really thought about it," Bell said. "I just want to make sure to finish this season off right, and then see where I'm at."
Through 10 games this season, Bell leads the Big Ten in both rushing yards (1,249) and rushing yards per game (124.9). ESPN's Mel Kiper has Bell rated as the second-best junior running back in the country, behind North Carolina Tar Heels back Giovani Bernard. CBS, though, tabs Bell as a third- or fourth-round draft pick.
One thing potentially weighing on Bell's mind is the fact that he's second in the FBS this season in carries with 283, just second behind Nevada's Stefphon Johnson. That might push Bell towards the NFL so he can avoid suffering an injury during a potential senior season in East Lansing.