Carolina Panthers Show Interest in Safety Vonn Bell

The Carolina Panthers continue to take a close look at the safety class in the NFL Draft and have shown an interest in Ohio State Buckeye Vonn Bell.

The Carolina Panthers have added another safety to their list of prospects and according to NFL Network's Rand Getlin have or are expected to meet with Ohio State Buckeye Vonn Bell.

The Panthers have been tied to Su'a CravensJayron Kearse and Miles Killebrew so far this offseason however Bell is not like these other safeties. He is much smaller at 5'11" and 199 pounds and isn't the physical presence on the field that the other players are.

However, he was highly productive for the Buckeyes starting at safety the past two seasons. He finished his collegiate career with 175 tackles, 15 passes defended and nine interceptions, including six in 2014.

Bell only completed one activity at the NFL Combine, finishing with 16 reps at Bench Press. He did do the 40-yard dash (4.51 seconds) and the Vertical Jump (30 1/2 inches) at Ohio State's Pro Day though.

It is interesting to note that's Lance Zierlin compares Bell to a former Buckeye and current Panther, Kurt Coleman. In his first season with the team Coleman earned one of the starting safety positions and finished with nine interceptions, including two in the NFC Championship Game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Scout ranks Bell as the 11th best safety in this glass and could be on the Panthers' board in the later rounds of the NFL Draft.

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