Benny Snell's college profile was that of a power runner who took pride in plowing through defenders. When the Steelers beat the Chargers 24-17 at Dignity Health Sports Park two Sundays ago, he led the team with 75 rushing yards on 17 carries.
Old school Steelers football has always been identified with defense and running the ball. Especially when an early lead has been established and the offense leans on a big back to control the clock and carry them to victory. If Snell becomes that guy for the Steelers, he could cement a role that increases his value on a team with two other young, promising running backs: