Conference: Non-Division I
40 Time: 4.68
Biography: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of all-American and All-Conference honors since his freshman season. Senior totals included 326/2084/29 on the ground, with 23/293/3 as a pass catcher. Junior rushing totals included 218/1152/12. Totaled 2065 yards on the ground as a freshman.
Positives: Strong, straight-line runner with terrific vision and instincts. Patient, waits for blocks to develop and finds the running lanes. Keeps his feet moving on contact, squirts through the small openings and uses an effective straight arm to keep plays alive. Finds the cutback lanes, quickly gets through the open hole and tries to pick up as much yardage as possible out of every carry. Possesses a burst of speed, runs with good lean and falls forward when tackled. Displays good footwork in a small area. Picks up blocking assignments, squares into defenders and gets results.
Negatives: Not a creative runner who makes defenders miss. Struggles to bounce around piles. Lacks the speed to turn the corner. Cannot beat defenders into the open field or run to daylight.
Analysis: Bell was an ultra-productive ball carrier who possesses the size and running skill to make it at the next level as a second or third ball handler.
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