David Bell is a plus athlete who can be a dominant outside NFL WR. He offers a vast menu of high-level route-running skills, the most notable are his deep in-cuts, posts, and deep out routes. In addition, do not rest on his ability to locate the open area in zone coverage underneath or throws near the line of scrimmage. Bell will not wow anyone after the catch, but he has enough short-area quickness to make a man miss in space and pick up good yards after the catch. He has a good release and can be physical against press-man coverage.
Bell has displayed a lot of variety in his game while at Purdue. In addition to his ability to run routes and separate at a high level, he might be the best hand(s) catcher in this class. Bell routinely stabs the ball away from his body, whether he has room or while in tight coverage. Bell also displays excellent body control and can box out a defender, which is a trait he likely garnered while playing basketball at the high school level. He is an enthusiastic run blocker and will work hard to get out in front and block for his teammates in the screen game.
Bell will enter the NFL as an instant impact potential player with arguably the highest ceiling among the WR's in 2022.