The Cleveland Browns drafted wide receiver David Bell of Purdue and in turn got an excellent player, who will help energize everyone around him
The NFL draft, which just wrapped up in Las Vegas is an exciting and emotional time for the college prospects who hear their name called and get to continue the journey onto the NFL. The Cleveland Browns called David Bell’s name, the wide receiver from Purdue with pick No. 99. Bell thanked general manager Andrew Berry and coach Kevin Stefanski on his phone call for believing him and thanked them over and over again in excitement.
Bell had an outstanding three seasons with Boilermakers and was even voted as the best wide receiver in the Big Ten this past season. Considering there were wide receivers like Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave from Ohio State in the Big Ten, it shows what an outstanding player Bell has been and will likely become in the NFL.
There are so many positives with this pick by the Browns. Bell has some of the best hands in all of college football. If you target Bell in a pass, he’s going to catch it. But beyond the actual game of football Cleveland found a player of extremely high character who will work harder than anyone as he becomes a Cleveland Brown.
So, Browns fans here’s a bit of the background on Bell and a look to the future with Bell wearing the Orange and Brown. This pick 99 will be one I believe this franchise will remember for the history books.
While I was initially disappointed the Browns didn’t try drafting a wide receiver with their first two picks in the draft, as I’ve learned on researching Bell now, he will add a lot to a wide receiver group that needs playmakers to keep the chains moving downfield for an offense last season that was spinning in place.
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