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.

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magoobee
magoobee
6 years ago

Ok, I like this pick. Would have preferred Tre McBride because of Bell’s durability issues. But all in all a good pick.

Next pick take a flyer on Collins

dwilkes36
dwilkes36
6 years ago

Looks like a solid pick here. I was hoping for Ifo Ekpre-Olomu or Gerod Holliman, but this fills a need too. Hopefully we grab one of those 2 guys here in the 6th.

magoobee
magoobee
Reply to  dwilkes36
6 years ago

Cannot pick Holliman for Tampa 2. He cannot support the run.

funkdoc19
funkdoc19
Reply to  magoobee
6 years ago

tackling is a fundamental process that is teachable…instinct is coachable but takes a much more external factors for it to be successful…just a thought..thanks

magoobee
magoobee
6 years ago

Also Ifo Ekpre-Olomu would be a good value pick in the 6th round.

Afrika
Afrika
6 years ago

@magobee…Ekpre-Olomu’s two surgeries have NFL teams reluctant to use/waste a draft pick on him. Maybe we can get him if he goes undrafted.

magoobee
magoobee
Reply to  Afrika
6 years ago

A California kid who played in Oregon is not going to come east to play on a loser unless we are the only choice

magoobee
magoobee
Reply to  Afrika
6 years ago

Turns out we wasted our 6th round pick anyway.

Xpfcwintergreen
Xpfcwintergreen
6 years ago

5th Round Steal, anybody? Go Bucs!!! Good looking draft so far.

macabee
macabee
6 years ago

Kenny “Afro_Thunder” Bell. The speed we need. Kid ran a 4.38 at his pro day. Has return ability and can catch the long ball too! This could be that stretch-the-field slot that compliments the Dunkaneers! I like his highlight film! Go Bucs!

Dman
Dman
6 years ago

Easily Top 5 Afro… Wanted a DE with this pick, but this guy will compete for slot WR and handling kick and punt returns from day one…. say good night Robert Herron…. I like the pick…

Horse
Horse
6 years ago

Yes this is fine.

deeznuts
deeznuts
6 years ago

He’s got great hands, blistering speed, and a football demeanor. good value+need pick. Louis Murphy’s days are numbered

DaddyJax
DaddyJax
6 years ago

This is a great pick! Winston is going feel right at home with this kid because he is alot like Rashad Green.

scubog
scubog
6 years ago

I always loved Afros. Never liked the corn rows Sapp had. Didn’t Freeman’s decline start when he got rid of the Mini-Fro? Kid looks like Link from the old Mod Squad TV show. Dunkaneers or Mod Squad?

seat26
seat26
6 years ago

This guy looks like a freak on film. He could be a steal. Plenty of speed and good hands.

pinkstob
pinkstob
6 years ago

I like the pick. Good value at a position of need, slot WR and/or KR/PR.