Broncos ring for Bell

After passing up a running back in the first round, the Denver Broncos went for offense in the second. They chose Oklahoma State running back Tatum Bell with the 42 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Bell was a three year starter for the Cowboys who gained 1,286 last season. Bell joins Miami linebacker D.J. Williams as the first two Denver selections.

By TFY Draft Preview

Name: Tatum Bell School Oklahoma State Year 4Sr
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 212 40: 4.42 Pos: RB

Bio: Three year starter who posted 213/1,286/16 on the ground and 9/60 as a pass catcher last season when he was an All Conference selection. Totaled 175/1,096/11 on the ground as a junior a breakout sophomore campaign of 197/776/6 rushing with 18/97 catching the ball. Performed well at the Combine completing 25 repetitions on the bench then running a pair of forties that averaged 4.42.

Pos: Explosive running back that's made a big move up draft boards the past three months. Tough on the inside, runs with authority through the hole and possesses a straight line burst of speed. Strong, puts his shoulders into opponents and falls forward when tackled. Improved his patience as a senior, waits for blocks to develop and displays the ability to make the first defender miss.

Neg: Must improve his blocking intensity. Not a natural pass catcher. Indecisive running outside of tackle.

Analysis: A hard working prospect and solid athlete, Bell has the skills which translate well to the next level. Known as a player that does the extras to become better on the football field, Bell possesses the skills to be a primary ball carrier in the NFL.

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