Photo of Chris Bell
Grade
?
  • 6.76 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 211LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Bell has very good size and is surprisingly athletic and agile for a big receiver. He started out at Penn State but only lasted two years. He will have to overcome a lot of character questions before a team would be willing to spend a draft choice on him. He is a fluid route-runner who can set defenders up and does a good job of gaining separation with his cutting skills. He builds to speed more than being explosive off the line. He left college early, which raises concern as to how team-oriented he will be at the next level. If teams were looking at just his physical tools and makeup, he would be a mid-to-late-round draft pick, but the off-field concerns could end up being too much of a factor.

Analysis

Strengths

Bell is a big receiver with long arms. Fluid athlete who drops his hips and maintains speed in transition, which allows him to separate in man coverage. Not afraid to go over the middle and has the body control to make the difficult grab in traffic. Lowers his shoulder to get tough yards after the catch.

Weaknesses

Lacks an explosive first step and does not have the top-end speed to stretch the field at the next level. Tends to round off his routes and struggles to find holes in zone coverage. Serious character concerns after he was suspended due to academics while at Penn State and later dismissed from the university after an altercation with a teammate.
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
NFL News
CONTENT
15