Position Safety | SchoolOhio State | YearJunior
2015: Earned Second-Team All-Big 10 honors from coaches (First-Team from media) after tallying 65 tackles, 9 pass breakups, 2 INTs, 1.0 tackles for loss and 2 TDs in 13 games played.
Career: Was a productive member of successful Ohio State teams, totaling 176 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups and 9 INTs in 42 career games. His best season was in 2014 as a sophomore in which he lined up at safety in 14 of 15 contests and collected 92 tackles and 6 INTs to help Ohio State win the national title over the University of Alabama.
40-yard dash: 4.51 seconds (pro day result)
Vertical: 30.5 inches (pro day result)
Bench press: 16 reps
Summary:Some will knock his size and physicality, but there's no denying Bell's athleticism and production while playing for one of the nation's top college football programs at Ohio State. Bell was a highly sought-after recruit coming out of the state of Georgia and he declined overtures from Alabama to play at Ohio State. His decision turned out to be a good one for him, as he played three seasons for the Buckeyes and was highly productive, particularly in his sophomore season of 2014 when he helped Ohio State defeat the Crimson Tide to win the national title.
Either/Or: Reports from analysts state Bell played both free and strong safety for Ohio State in both his sophomore and junior seasons and that he's solid in both man and zone coverage from a multitude of alignments. This kind of versatility bodes well for his NFL future.
Scout Speak: A portion of Bell's NFL.com Scouting Profile says the underclassman safety has a "Sheriff mentality looking to corral receivers on his side of the field. Has man cover talent. Instincts and reaction time are big assets. Trusts his eyes and fires downhill as soon as he reads throw. Capacity to meet ball at the catch point more than most cover safeties."
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