Jaheim Bell NFL Draft Scouting Report
Height: 6’3” | Weight: 235 lbs
Second Team All-SEC (2021)
“Jaheim Bell is a versatile tight end prospect that can positively affect an offense from different alignments on the field.”
- Versatility in alignment
- Short-area quickness and burst
- Run-after-catch ability
- Explosive athlete
- Scheme specific/Role specific
- Ability to block defensive linemen
- Concentration drops
In-play Film Analysis:
Jaheim Bell throughout his collegiate career has been able to align at different positions on the field and be an effective player. He has aligned at the in-line TE position, in the slot, outside, and has taken handoffs from the backfield, showcasing his natural athleticism and ability to be effective all over the field.
Profiling as a receiving tight end, Bell appears to be most effective when he is lined up in the slot or the H-back position where he is detached from the line of scrimmage in the backfield. From this alignment, Bell has shown the ability to uncover using burst at the top of option routes to separate. He has also shown to be able to run vertical up the seams of the defense. Not only has Bell been able to use his athleticism to separate vertically from defenders, but he has also shown to be a reliable target in high-traffic areas. Bell has strong hands that he uses to pull the ball out of the air and make the catch in contested situations. He also has a good understanding of zone defense with the ability to throttle down and find the soft spots in defenses to make himself open.
Bell’s most unique usage comes when he has been used in backfield motion to take handoffs or aligned at the RB position. With the ball in his hands, Bell shows lateral agility, quickness, and burst, all of which also show in run-after-the-catch situations as a receiver.
The concerns about Bell have to deal with his consistency catching the ball. There are instances where Bell may drop the football looking to turn up the field and make a play without securing the ball first. The other concern that will arise with Bell is if he is a scheme-specific player or not. Bell’s measurements and play style may not have a role in every NFL offense.
Prospect Projection: Day 3 — Developmental Traits
Written By: Keith Sanchez
Last Updated: June 16, 2023
Exposures: Georgia (2022), Kentucky (2022), Tennessee (2022), Texas A&M (2022)