As I was compiling my next mock, writing up the report on Joique Bell, I figured I'd share this information with you now rather than make you all wait to read it in the next mock. So without further adue, here's the write-up.
Joique Bell-RB/KR-Wayne State, 5-11 224 4.54
Get ready, I'm going to tell you a lot about this kid. A small schooler, absolutely, but likely the best DII prospect in the nation. We should absolutely give Bell a shot if he's available late. Spending the pick on him is extremely low risk, but the reward could be astronomical. Bell, a two-time 2000 yard rusher, has won multiple awards with all-regional, multiple 1st team all-conference, and multiple AFCA All-American honors among others. This year he tacks on yet another award, winning the Harlon Hill Trophy, which goes to the nation's best DII player -- and he certainly deserved it. He's been selected to play in the Texas vs. Nation all star game and if he stars there his stock may jump up a little. With the numbers he has put up, he will most certainly be drafted. Oh and by the way, he has KR/PR experience. Bell has been unbelievably good, garnering attention everywhere. Few DII prospects are as popular on YouTube. And from ESPN to Youtube, you'll find much on Joique Bell. There are a lot of guys out there who make it big in the NFL, despite going late or undrafted -- just look at Pierre Thomas, who has made Reggie Bush expendable. Clips for Bell here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGNMt1ZzJ3Q - Highlights.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHQ4EvRrGX4 - ESPN Coverage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cOboBsqTvY&feature=related - More footage.
What are his numbers? See them below, for all of his seasons.
2009: 2084 rush yards and 29 TDs. 293 receiving yards, 3 TDs.
2008: 1152 rush yards and 12 TDs. 226 receiving yards, 1 TD.
2007: 1427 rush yards and 25 TDs. 230 receiving yards, 3 TDs.
2006: 2065 rush yards and 22 TDs. 169 receiving yards, 1 TD. -- As a redshirt freshman, that's amazing.
Ladies and gents, someone is going to get a heck of a player this April when they draft Bell.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 11, 2009 at 23:18:57 ]