Originally Posted by intelmax
He need a good O-line to be effective i think, he cant make explosive plays by himself.
......I saw Bell play EVERY game of his collegiate career including 8 in person and I can tell you he led all RB's in college football regarding yards after contact this season, because the Spartan oline he ran behind was brutal , mostly due to injuries. He took a tremendous licking but kept on ticking: VERY durable as proven by the fact he didn't miss a game in 3 seasons.The most intriguing aspect of his game is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield: EXCELLENT hands....believe it or not, they even put him in the slot and out wide at times: there was NO safety or CB in that could cover him in those formations as he was too big for the corners and too fast for the safeties.
In the NFL, he can be utilized as an Hback or Tight End for serious mismatch advantages. He's a solid 3rd rounder due to lack of top end speed...runs roughly a 4.57ish 40....Steelers, Lions, Cowboys,Rams, Eagles, GIANTS and SKINS will all be very intrigued.He would make a WONDERFUL compliment to Murray IMO. He is physical and a great kid that wasn't in a whiff of trouble at MSU.
....As much as I'd like to tell 'intelmax' he's crazy about needing an effective oline I simply can't. Sure, he overpowered college foes but that was COLLEGE after all. I do indeed think he'd benefit from a good line, because he's a diesel boys. He's VERY comparable to MB3 and Mendenhall without the drama queen streaks. I'd be elated if we got him in the 4th....3rd too high with all our needs quite frankly.