Photo of Kahlil Bell
Grade
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  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 212LBS. Weight

Overview

Although Bell is a strong one-cut back with loads of potential, he had an injury-riddled and generally ineffective career with the Bruins. He played in only 25 games over the past three seasons, starting 14, because of a suspension (2006), torn right ACL (2007) and high ankle sprain (2008). As a senior, he averaged 2.8 yards per carry playing hurt behind a young, constantly rotating offensive line. His 10 catches for 65 yards did not showcase his talents, either. If his legs are healthy and his mind is right, teams running a zone-blocking scheme could find him to be a great bargain as a late pick or free agent. Had an arm span of 31 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Stout frame with good overall musculature. Powerful one-cut runner who, when healthy, can carry the load. Good initial quickness to get to and through the hole. Can lower his shoulder and run through tackles. Delivers the blow. Good stiff arm. Good leg drive for short-yardage situations, which could be even better with a lower pad level. Tough to bring down. Fights for extra yardage by keeping his legs churning and can break away after being apparently stopped. Runs with a chip on his shoulder. Can cut in space and gain yardage in chunks. Surprising balance for a big back. Soft hands out of the backfield. Coaches say he has matured into a team leader during his career. Negatives: Bit of a bull in a china shop. Marginal vision. Too often runs into the backs of his own blockers because he lacks patience. Runs a bit upright and can get himself in trouble when running laterally and not getting square. Lacks breakaway speed. Has struggled with durability throughout his career. Torn right ACL among the injuries that require a medical check.
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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.
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