Jaheim Bell 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Played tight end, wide receiver, and defense in high school. Also lettered in basketball.
- Suffered a torn ACL during his senior season in high school.
- Underwent surgery in 2020 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
- Scheme tendencies: Spread
- 2022 projected role: Featured “wing back”
Pros: Jaheim Bell found some flashy production in 2021 despite being behind Nick Muse on the depth chart and South Carolina playing four different quarterbacks. He features a thick and muscular build with an explosive athletic profile. Bell is incredibly dynamic with the ball in his hands and he’s a monster after the catch where his size, speed, twitch, and physicality lead to impressive post-catch production. His hands are strong and confident. He showcases good ball skills, body control, and the ability to pluck the football away from his frame. He’s a versatile weapon that can win from the slot, out wide, from the backfield, and attached to the formation as a tight end. Bell blocks well in space and can be trusted when detached from the formation to hit key blocks in space. The South Carolina coaching staff raves about his work ethic, intelligence, and versatility. His competitive toughness shines on tape. He has taken handoffs and even been given an opportunity to serve as a kick returner.
Cons: Jaheim Bell’s production in 2021 was hit or miss and he benefited from being an ancillary weapon, so proving himself as a featured piece in 2022 will be important. His versatility is an asset as a receiver but there are blocking limitations when asked to serve as a traditional in-line tight end. Does he have a true position? He has the physical ability to be a dynamic route-runner but I am curious to see how that expands in 2022 where presumably more will be on his plate.
Jaheim Bell NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino