David Bell

  • Height
    6' 1"
  • Weight
    209 lbs
  • Arm Length
    32 5/8" (74th)
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  • Draft Pick
    3.35 2022
  • College
  • Age
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David Bell Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2022 12 28 20 169 8.5 201 0 3.1 (#120)
  • College Dominator
    35.1% (71st)
  • College YPR
    12.8 (25th)
  • College Target Share
    28.7% (87th)
  • Breakout Age
    18.7 (94th)

David Bell Advanced Stats & Metrics

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David Bell ADP

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David Bell Injury History

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Foot injury
Preseason (2022)

David Bell College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Rec TDs Special Teams Age School
2019 12 (WR) 86 (131 tgts) 1,035 (12.0 ypr) 25.2% 65.7% 7 0 19 Purdue
2020 6 (WR) 53 (78 tgts) 625 (11.8 ypr) 29.9% 68.0% 8 0 20 Purdue
2021 11 (WR) 93 (134 tgts) 1,286 (13.8 ypr) 23.3% 69.0% 6 0 21 Purdue

Who is David Bell

David Bell broke out as a true freshman at Purdue. He had over 1,000 receiving yards at a staggering 12.0 yards per reception. His talent was undeniable as he had a 25.20% target share while only being 19 years old. Half of the games he played his first year as a Boilermaker he had over 100 receiving yards.

The 2020 season was a down year for Purdue and a down year for David Bell. Inconsistent and ,at times, horrid quarterback play caused David Bell to have reduced receptions and receiving yards. Despite having lower numbers, Bell still led the Purdue receivers by a large margin. David Bell had nearly 20 more receptions than Rondale Moore, and over 300 more receiving yards than him too.

2021 was Bell’s final season as a Boilermaker. His production resembled what he accomplished as a true freshman. The astounding part of his production is the consistency. There was never a game where he had less than 6 receptions and in 7 of his 11 games he had over 100 receiving yards. Playing spoiler-maker on two occasions, David Bell caught 11 passes and over 200 receiving yards against Iowa and Michigan State. Both were in the top 5 when Purdue beat them.

At the combine, David Bell’s underwhelming workout metrics left fantasy analysts befuddled. Some think the combine was indicative of Bell’s low potential as he ran a slow 4.65 40 and was below average in the explosion drills. However, there’s a camp of people that believe his poor showing was an outlier because he had an 86th percentile target share and 94th percentile breakout age against power 5 conference competition.

David Bell was selected in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Regardless of his workout metrics, you can't argue he'll have WR competition in Cleveland. With Deshaun Watson coming in at QB, his ceiling is raised assuming he hasn’t lost a step. However, being on a run first offense with a good defense lowers his floor.