DraftDaddy.com: Wayne State running back #25 Joique Bell hit the hole with authority and had several long gains. Bell is raising his profile.
Pigskin Paul’s Place.com:
JOIQUE BELL/RB BELL broke loose on a couple of long runs during 11-on-11 work today. The short, but stout D2 player appears to have good strength, burst and open field speed. In a year with a paucity of top RB Prospects BELL could really move up Draft Boards if he shows well the rest of this week, including the game.
Joique Bell (Wayne State): For those who are curious, his name is pronounced “Joyk,” and the onomatopoeic quality of his name will likely be something you can use to describe the sound of him bouncing off defenders with his shifty, powerful running style.
He demonstrated some nice stutter moves in the hole to set up LBs for a couple of big runs into the third level of the defense. Physically, he might have the biggest thighs and calves of all the runners here and he has enough burst and wiggle to get the job done as a pro. His blocking needs work. He frequently got out-classed by linebackers, but he was aggressive in the drills, and actually earned the respect of his opponents for his high effort and willingness to talk trash and raise the intensity of the exercise.
He did get the better end of the deal on a couple of blocks, one of them a final match up with LB Sean Witherspoon who tried to take a finesse approach off the line and get under the RB. Bell did not fall for change-up, showing good feet and quickness to re-direct Weatherspoon’s route from the QB, winning respect from the most vocal – and arguably the most NFL-ready LB – on this field today.