Greg Bell

Greg Bell

Measurements
  • Height
    5104
  • Hand
    9 3/8
  • VJ
    31
  • Weight
    201lbs
  • Arm
    31
  • Speed
    4.63
RB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5105
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    34.75
  • Weight
    213lbs
  • Arm
    31
  • Speed
    4.55
Jamie Kelly - Scout
Greg Bell
  • Overall Rank
    309
  • Position Rank
    36
  • Position
    RB
  • Age
    24.0 Years
  • Team
    SAN DIEGO ST

Stats

Year Games Played Carries Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 4 35 165 4.70 0
2020 7 116 676 5.80 6
2021 14 250 1,124 4.50 9 4 Rec./ 6 Fumbles

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Average height and weight. Average arm length with adequate hand size. Slender, ripped arms. Broad shoulders for his size, frame rapidly thins at the chest and again at waist. Thin, spindly legs with decent definition.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 5.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Average instincts, doesn’t have the rapid react-and-twitch you’d like to see from an NFL RB. Average vision, not effective processor on Zone runs, isn’t patient enough, misses opportunities to push outside and most of the time bails off his path inside. Adequate motor/effort, will fight ably in contact for extra yards and attempt to Pass Protect. Adequate toughness, puts his body on the line at full-speed when impacting defenders.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average overall athletic ability with average explosiveness and speed, lacks the high-end athleticism to beat NFL defenders to the outside. Limited body control and COD, doesn’t adjust direction very quickly for a RB, has to gather his feet before cutting laterally or any cut beyond a 45 degree directional change. Limited suddenness, has a ‘pitter patter’ style of running with high-knees where his feet only gently touch the ground. Average bend/ flexibility, can operate with decent stability out of a very low base in Pass Pro. Average play strength, won’t overwhelm defenders in contact as a runner or as a blocker but can hold his own in engagements with secondary defenders.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 4.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Poor ball security, 6 fumbles in 2021. Poor path discipline, lacks patience on outside runs and doesn’t give the play a chance to develop, cuts inside on the vast majority of stretch/outside zone, severely limiting the yards to gain potential. Limited inside run performance, has a slippery, slender frame that gets him through interior gaps; however, limited vision/ decision making puts him in dead ends inside and only average play strength limits his ability to push the pile or gain extra yards through contact. Poor outside run performance, poor path discipline and limited speed makes him a struggle to really push the ball outside the hash marks, will rely on the cutback to gain yardage as lacks the threat to push outside. Limited finisher in the open field and MYM ability, lacks the high-end or even adequate speed, power or agile moves to threaten defenders in the open field. Limited receiving ability, limited opportunities at San Diego State but shows average hands with the potential to develop in this area with more targets. Limited route running ability, only ran swing routes at SDSU which suited him, anything more would be a difficult projection. Limited Pass Pro ability, shoots low on almost all attempts, whether a coaching point or individual style, it’s pretty ineffective at doing anything other than slightly delaying additional rushers, does show average pick-up, effort and play strength in his Pass Pro game so is an area he could perform better in with enhanced technique.

  • Receiving Ability
    4
  • Ability to Create on Own
    4
  • Finishing Run
    4
  • Footwork
    3
  • Inside Run
    4
  • Outside Run
    3
  • MYM Ability
    3
  • Ball Security
    3
Grade 3.5

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Greg Bell is a Graduate Transfer from San Diego State who has featured in 25 career D1 games. Three-star JUCO RB prospect, No. 26 nationally in 2018, according to 247 Sports. Bell played two years at Arizona Western Community College, where he ran for 2,404 yards and 18 TDs, before he made the jump to D1 football at Nebraska. In 2018, his only action at Nebraska, he played in just 4 games, running for a total of 173 yards before electing to transfer back home to San Diego State. Sat out 2019 as per transfer rules. Made an immediate impression in 2020 with a second-team all-Mountain West nomination and 6 TDs, in a campaign interrupted by injuries. Finally played a full D1 season in 2021, recording 1,124 yards and 9 TDs off 250 carries. However, he also accounted for 6 fumbles. Greg Bell is a borderline roster prospect for an NFL team. He’ll need to continue improving on his all-around game, particularly in the Pass Game, to get playing time opportunities.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Utah
  • Sep - 19 - 2021
  • Few missed opportunities for larger gains but 119 yards and 2TDs
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Boise State
  • Nov - 26 - 2021
  • Displayed limited MYM and speed, 42 yards
Best Trait
Physical Toughness
Pro Comparison
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