Markquese Bell

Markquese Bell

Measurements
  • Height
    6020
  • Hand
    9 3/8
  • VJ
    36.5
  • Weight
    212lbs
  • Arm
    32 3/8
  • Speed
    4.41
S Combine Averages
  • Height
    5117
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    204lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/4
  • Speed
    4.56
Luke Strnad - Scout
Markquese Bell
  • Overall Rank
    177
  • Position Rank
    13
  • Position
    S
  • Age
    23.5 Years
  • Team
    FLORIDA A&M

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 8 52 4 0.5 TFL: 4
2019 11 63 9 0.24 0 FF: 2
2021 12 95 1 0.56 2 FF: 5

Build

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

Above the line body size for the position. Long-arm, slender build, can add more mass to his bubble, legs, and calves. Average durability. Does not have any history of injuries in playing career.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Above the line toughness. Isn't afraid to stick his nose in on the run and make a play. Effort/Motor is average. Takes plays off. Makes plays by his closing speed and ability to clean up the pile. Average instincts. Sometimes will not be discipline having his eyes locked in on backfield, in RPO situations and predominantly will be late to adjust to the ball. Helps RPO reads could bait them into a bad look.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Shows adequate explosiveness with quick feet. Burst out of his break of his backpedal. Outstanding speed; covers ground with long strides. Limited body control. Has nice base to make for an easy COD, breaking down for tackling, and staying in position in coverage, but needs to develop better balance before tackling. Needs to improve on his technique tackling ability. Limited flexibility and bend, bends at the waist to out leverage his opponents. Would like to see more bendy stature when tackling. Average control of COD. Moves his feet with urgency, but tends to have wasted steps. Physical nature, not afraid of contact. Average play strength. Fights through blocks. Has trouble fighting through blocks when in the box against OL.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    8
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 5.3

Technical

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

Backpedal is limited. Shown flashes of adequate backpedal. Easy fix. Gets lazy with backpedal, not effective in covering ground, and stands straight up in stance. Adequate agility with twitch/suddenness. Quick sudden change in pursuing to the football. Limited hip fluidity, tight hips which does not allow him to covering in space well. Shows above the line burst to close. Closes distance by flying down hill with explosion and being efficiently while being quick to the point of attack. Plant and drive is average. Isn't afraid to get his nose in the box. Run support is adequate. Fills gaps with a purpose taking the correct angles to the football. Keeps ball carrier on his outside shoulder. Breaks down with being a physical tackler. Flashes issues with arm tackling and throwing his shoulder at ball carrier. Has trouble getting off OL blocks. Wraps up ball carrier majority of the time. Above the line open field tackling; tracks near hip, looks comfortable in open space tackling. Coverage ability is average. Covered more in the flat last season. Physical in man coverage when in the boundary, very hands on, but reaches sometimes with his arms which puts him out of position. Conceptually understands routes while sitting in zones. Outstanding speed to drive down in the flat. Outstanding speed to get over his deep half of the field, and over the top in cover 3. Average ball skills. Has ability to make plays on the ball with working through the receivers hands and his burst to close attribute. Not quite there technically.

  • Hip Fluidity
    4
  • Burst to Close
    7
  • Plant and Drive
    5
  • Run Support
    6
  • Cover Ability
    5
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    6
  • Backpedal
    4
  • Ball Skills
    5
Grade 5.3

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?
Bell, RS SR DB at Florida A & M, started all 12 games for Florida A & M with being the teams leading tackler with 95. Went to three different colleges until he had success. Four-star recruit coming out of High school. Attended Maryland his freshman year in 2017, transferred to Coffeyville Community College in 2018. He earned Hero Sports All-American first team in 2021. He also named FCS stats perform All-American in 2019. Achieving this under Willie Simmons (Head Coach) and Ryan Smith (Defensive Coordinator). Overall, his competition was not elite, seeing that his stats are fluffed. Bell needs to improve on hip flexibility, cover technique, and body control in order to show his true potential. Burst to close is his best attribute and closes the distance with speed well. Takes great angles to the football, flys down hill and isn't afraid to stick his nose in the box. Ability to play on the LOS, which makes him intriguing. Late round, day 3 talent. Can be a steal.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • Southeastern Louisiana
  • Nov - 27 - 2021
  • Demonstrated efficient burst to close & run support. Recording 16 tackles & 1 FF
  • iconWorst Game
  • Grambling State
  • Oct - 30 - 2021
  • Poor tackling & body control, technique needs work
Best Trait
Burst to Close
Pro Comparison
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