David Bell

Purdue WR David Bell letting “film” do the talking

Purdue prospect David Bell went into his Pro Day looking to improve on his 4.62 “40” time Tuesday.

That didn’t happen.

But with 30 teams reportedly in attendance, he didn’t let it stop him from showing off what has made him a first-team All-American, by lining up all over the field and catching everything within reach, SI.com reported.

“In Indianapolis, we didnt have too many routes to run … But out here, there’s a wide variety and (showing that off) is definitely something I wanted to do,” the 6’2″ receiver told reporters.

Bell ran a 4.62 second 40 at the NFL Combine.

To be clear: No one expected Bell to post a 4.3 dash.

David Bell
David Bell #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

But the precise receiver, with a knack for getting open in the middle of the field, was among the day’s bigger disappointments at the Combine — during an event that often gets over-analyzed for weeks leading up to the NFL Draft.

Bell said he was aiming for a 4.51 40 at home in West Lafayette. But he insisted he’s not worried that he fell short.

“My film, for the last three years, has spoke for itself,” he said. “Hopefully that goes into my (account) instead of my 40.”

Bell has already met with the Colts as of this week.

Often cited as a potential 2nd Round pick, Bell is on many boards as a Top 12 wideout – and a natural fit in West Coast/”Spread” coast schemes being incorporated by a growing number of teams, including the Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, and Green Bay Packers.

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