Sunday, April 27, 2008

7th Round Draft Pick: Demetrius Bell, OT, Northwestern State

Dude is a straight up project. Converted DE to OT. He was our 7th a pick

Height: 6'5
Weight: 301
College: Northwestern State (LA)
Conference: Southland
Hometown: Summerfield, La.
High School: Summerfield

Combine Results:

40 Time: 5.19

Top Performer in:

Vertical jump | Broad jump


Exciting raw talent with the size, athletic ability and rapid improvement to warrant the patience needed for development. Signed with Northwestern State on a basketball scholarship and has only played organized football since 2005. Originally played defensive end, but was quickly switched to left tackle and has developed into an All-American honoree. Raw as they come, but scouts love his upside.

High School

Bell earned Shreveport Times Player of the Week honors as a senior, as well as an honorable mention All-American in Street & Smith Magazine... played under coach Johnny Jackson and NSU alumnus Dan Weaver at Summerfield High in Claiborne Parish... MVP in District 1-C in senior year averaging 17.75 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game... All-district pick all 4 years, earning first-team honors for final three and Defensive Player of the Year his junior season... part of a 33-7 state championship team during freshman year... also involved in Future Business Leaders of America and FCA.


Positives: Long armed, athletic build with plenty of room for additional growth. ... Trim build for an offensive lineman with good overall muscular development in his upper and lower. ... Good overall athlete. ... Good initial quickness off the snap, in pass protection to mirror and when blocking at the second level. ... Quick hands which could become very effective with further development. ... Significant improvement in three seasons with the athleticism to continue development.

Negatives: Raw as they come. ... Quality of competition a concern. ... Lacks the bulk and necessary strength to compete at the NFL level at this time. ... Gets by on his quickness, but lacks explosiveness in his initial hand punch and the anchor to handle effective bull rushers. ... Hasn't learned yet to play with leverage.

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