3 mid-round receivers Colts need to focus on drafting
David Bell should be available for Colts
The kid from Indianapolis that played college football at Purdue may be available for the Colts to draft. That’s a great story, but it’s more than that. David Bell being selected by Indianapolis also makes a ton of football sense.
Bell was one of the most talented receivers in college football the last few seasons. His freshman year for the Boilermakers, Bell immediately became an impact player, catching 86 passes for 1,035 yards and seven touchdowns.
He finished his three-year college career by catching 93 passes for 1,286 yards, six touchdowns, and finishing as a Biletnikoff finalist—the award given to the top receiver in college football.
Despite this dominance, Bell is expected to fall into the second or third round. This is in part because the receiver class is just so stacked with talent and part because Bell didn’t have the Combine performance that many experts say he needed.
His 4.65 40-yard dash left many feeling that Bell was more likely to be taken in the third round as opposed to the second. That may work out just fine for the Colts.
Bell has more than enough plays on tape for a team to worry about a time on a stopwatch. If his speed or any other metrics are a concern for teams, they should just turn on his tape and watch the plays he made.
Or, those teams could pass on Bell and allow him to fall to Indianapolis in the second or third round. He has a skill set that can be greatly utilized on the Colts.
He can make plays at every level, possessing the ability to catch short passes and make something happen with the ball in his hands or go downfield to make spectacular receptions.
Indianapolis must make sure that it’s watching Bell and is ready to draft him should he be available when the Colts are on the clock.