Quinton Bell

Prairie View A&M
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Prospect Info

College
Prairie View A&M
Hometown
Class
Long Beach, CA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
219 lbs
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Hands
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Prospect Grade

5.14
Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Oakland
Raiders
Round 7 ‧ Pick 16
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Bell played wide receiver for A&M for three seasons before moving to defense as a senior. The result was a shot at an NFL career. As a freshman, he played in six games on offense with limited production (2-24-12.0). He scored a touchdown in his sophomore year (9-138-15.3) and was a reserve pass catcher as a junior, as well (8-97-12.1). In 2018, he started 9 of 10 games played at defensive end, leading PVAMU with 7.5 sacks (46 total tackles, 10 for loss) and garnering second-team All-SWAC honors. Bell participated on Prairie View's track squad during his career.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7-Priority free agent
Overview
The tape does not warrant a draftable grade for the first year defensive player, but with such rare athletic traits at his disposal, he could be viewed as just the type of moldable prospect teams are looking for late in a draft. Bell's speed and length flashes from time to time, but he is a project that must be built from the ground up starting with basic fundamentals. Development is not guaranteed and will take time, but he could be viewed as a lottery ticket that could pay off if the coaching can click with the traits.
Strengths
  • Tremendously gifted athlete with rare traits
  • Former college sprinter on track team and jumped 41.5 inches and ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at 238 pounds at his pro day
  • Possesses long frame with room for additional weight
  • Twitchy in lateral slide to close down running lanes
  • Flashes athletic ability to drop and cover
  • Finished season with five sacks over final four games
  • Big closing burst at his disposal
Weaknesses
  • Just a single season on defensive side of the ball
  • Technique as raw as tartare
  • Lacks skill with hands and allows blockers into frame
  • Forced to think rather than react slowing his play speed
  • Will need to get much stronger to play the run
  • Pass rush lacks instincts and counter moves
  • Needs better decisiveness to fire out of stance and attack rush arc

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GRADE
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