Draft Profile: BioJaheim Bell from Valdosta High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Bell opted to join South Carolina.
In 2020 as a freshman Bell saw action in 4 games for the Gamecocks as he made one reception for just 29 yards for an average of 29.0 yards per reception, with no TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 95.8. As a blocker he allowed no pressures and no sacks.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played 13 games and had a solid 30 catches for 488 yards for an average of 16.3 yards per catch, with 5 TDs, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 121.7. In pass protction he gave up no pressures and no sacks.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- An elusive and creative runner in space, Bell has the lateral agility and stop-start ability to make tacklers swing and miss. Bell shows good hands and coordination as an underneath catch-and-run target.
- He runs precise routes, showing an innate feel for setting up defensive backs to create separation.
- Shows good sense as a route runner and provides an enormous catch radius over the middle of the field. He has soft hands and uses his frame effectively to shield defenders, making him a major threat in the red zone.
- Looks to get involved downfield and will block multiple defenders on a single play when he can. Understands his role as a blocker.
- Comes off the snap quick, low and hard. Runs low and accelerates quickly.
- Bell transitions quickly from receiver to runner, and he has enough speed to threaten the seam.
- He’s broad-shouldered, long-limbed and a smooth athlete who showed the ability to make plays downfield.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- He’ll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
- Bell also had problems with drops when coming back to the action. Bell has some issues against press coverage, sometimes spending too much time hand fighting at the line of scrimmage.
- Essentially a muscled-up receiver in the passing game.
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