Raiders: Sleepers to target on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft
David Bell – Wide Receiver, Purdue
He talked about the intriguing physical attributes of Christian Watson earlier, but when it comes to natural receiver ability, that belongs to Purdue’s David Bell.
Bell has been a dominant player dating back to his high school days and carried that right into college his freshman year in 2019. Despite being the clear number one option in 2021, Bell managed 93 catches for 1286 yards and six touchdowns.
Physicality is the primary weapon for Bell to win contested catches and make plays after the catch (forced 25 missed tackles in 2021). His savvy route running and incredible body control allow him to win without being the most physically gifted prospect in the draft.
Hunter Renfrow is a perfect example of someone who doesn’t have the most remarkable physical traits but knows how to maximize the ones he has. Bell is not a Renfrow-type player, but teams will look past him because he doesn’t run a 4.4, which may prove to be a big mistake. One that the Raiders could take advantage of once again.
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