Dec 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Kenny Bell (80) catches the ball to score a touchdown against the USC Trojans during the first quarter in the 2014 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Phenomenal route runner that knows how to run the entire route tree. Was a solid kick returner for Nebraska when given the chance.
Bell has good size for an NFL receiver and despite looking pretty thin for his height, he is arguably the best blocking receiver in all of college football. He has no problem creating separation and will continue to do so at the next level.
Kenny Bell doesn’t blow you away with his athleticism. He’s not going to be a developmental guy with a high ceiling, but he works hard and will be a solid contributor wherever he goes. His straight line speed looks average on tape and he’s more of a move-the-chains type receiver.
How He Fits
With Golden Tate lining up primarily as a slot receiver for the Lions this year, there is still need for an outside receiver on this team. Corey Fuller is still developing, but he was invisible for most of his 2014 campaign. Bell could also challenge Jeremy Ross as the return specialist or contribute anywhere on special teams if all else fails.
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