Last season Philadelphia’s wide receiver core was very depleted. Can they look towards the MEAC for a potential superstar?
Meet Elijah Bell, a 6’1 225-pound receiver from North Carolina A&T. In 2016, he came in as a true freshman and put up 35 receptions, 631 yards, 8 touchdowns, with an average of 18.03 yards per reception. He followed that with a tremendous sophomore campaign, racking up 64 receptions, 953 yards, and 11 touchdowns, with a 14.89 yards per reception. His junior year was the toughest due to nagging injuries. This past year, Bell bounced back to his old self with 55 receptions, 855 yards, 8 touchdowns and 15.55 yards per reception.In a very run-heavy offense, he is the all-time leader in everything receiving wise at North Carolina A&T. Why should they look to draft Elijah Bell?
He has good size, can make every sideline catch, runs every route with perfection, is decent at run blocking, separation is almost elite. The only potential issue is an injury concern.
I expect Bell to be drafted in the mid 3rd round, especially if he has a great pro day. He reminds me of Mike Wallace/ Robert Woods mix.