Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NFL Scout: Blake Bell Is Too Far Behind to Make It at Tight End

An unnamed NFC North scout recently told NFL.com's Lance Zierlein he believes Blake Bell's chances of making an NFL roster at tight end are slim.

"Personally, I don't really think much of his chances to make it as a tight end because he's too far behind where he needs to be. I did think he looked better by the end of the year, so maybe I'm wrong," said the unnamed scout.

Zierlein, NFL.com draft analyst, wasn't as pessimistic in his analysis of Bell's future in the NFL.

"[Bell] flashed sure hands as a pass catcher last season, but his lack of experience at tight end is evident, and he's extremely raw in his route-running," wrote Zierlein.

"A big positive in Bell's favor is that he showed great improvement in just one season, particularly as a blocker, and he could have a future at the position in the pros if a team is willing to be patient with him."

Bell, 6-foot-6, 260 pounds, moved to tight end after 2013 season after losing starting quarterback job to Trevor Knight.

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