The Buccaneers added some speed to their offense in the fifth round of the draft by selecting Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell, who has been a productive play-maker for the Cornhuskers over the last four seasons.
Bell leaves Nebraska as the teams all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. As a senior in 2014, the former Cornhusker caught 47 passes for 788 yards and six touchdowns. Bell ran a 4.42 at the NFL Scouting Combine in February and reportedly ran blazing times of 4.38 and a 4.37 at his pro day. He also recorded a massive vertical leap of 41.5 inches.
Bell has great ball skills and has a knack for coming down with the ball in contested situations, and his speed makes him an extremely dangerous down-field threat. In addition to his receiving skills, Bell has experience returning kicks for Nebraska and was a key member of Cornhuskers special teams unit. Entering the NFL, Bell will need to work on his route-running and ability to separate with technique rather than his athleticism, but the former Cornhusker certainly has the tools to develop into a starting receiver. Bell has a knack for making big plays and his excellent speed will be a welcomed addition to the Buccaneers passing attack.