As part of the pre-draft process, experts predict which prospect would be a great fit for the Indianapolis Colts.
One of the things that make sports so great is the stories. From comeback stories to redemption stories to revenge stories, sports viewers love a good narrative.
Many experts, and fans, are hoping for another great story come draft time. That story is a talented prospect being selected by his hometown team.
In a recent piece by Bleacher Report, they named one prospect that every team needs to draft and Bell was considered that prospect for Indianapolis.
Colts need to draft David Bell
Bleacher Report predicts Indy keeps Carson Wentz, and to get the most out of him, the Colts must provide him with weapons. Why not get a guy that has displayed his talents for Indiana since his younger days.
From Warren Central High School, on the east side of Indianapolis, to Purdue University, Bell has been a star at receiver. The moment he arrived in West Lafayette he began making an immediate impact.
As a freshman at Purdue, Bell caught 86 passes for 1,035 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games. In just six games as a sophomore, Bell had 53 receptions, 625 yards, and eight touchdowns.
In his junior season, Bell exploded, catching 93 passes for 1,286 yards, six touchdowns and finished as a Biletnikoff Finalist.
Bell is a versatile receiver that can get down field to make big catches or snag intermediate grabs and make something happen after the catch.
In other words, he’s exactly what the Colts need. Whether it’s Wentz or someone else at quarterback, they will need more at wide receiver than what Indy had last year.
Luckily for Indianapolis, this is another loaded receiver class, and a talent like Bell may just be available in the second round when Indy first gets on the board.
Bleacher Report has Bell at No. 51 on its big board and the Colts pick at No. 47. Depending on how things unfold during draft weekend, the NFL could have another great story on its hands.