Photo of Brandon Bell
Grade
4.96 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 233LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Per game production was impressive this season. Has forced six fumbles over the last two seasons and has an interception in each of the last three seasons, including two this year. Student of the game. Plays with instincts and good awareness on the field. Able to sniff out misdirection and screen plays quickly. Has a feel for slipping blockers and finding the action when playing downhill. Disciplined in zone coverage. Considered one of the team leaders.

Weaknesses

Slightly undersized. Has missed six games over the last two seasons due to injury. Gets in trouble when he sits back on second level rather than attacking the line of scrimmage. Can get muscled around by second level blockers. Below average foot quickness and agility could limit effectiveness against shifty runners. Doesn't have the sudden burst to close out running backs headed for the edge. Needs the action to stay near the box.

Draft Projection

Round 7-PFA

Bottom Line

Bell is a physical tackler who plays the game with good instincts and fundamentals, but he has some athletic limitations that could hurt his chances on the next level. He flashed decent straight-line speed which gives him a chance to carve out a spot for himself in kick coverage for a team who believes he's good enough to handle backup linebacker duties.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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