Draft Profile: BioNathaniel Dell from Independence CC High School was rated a 75-star prospect by ESPN with a scout's rating of 75. After high school, Dell opted to join Alabama A&M.
In 2018 as a freshman Dell saw action in just one game for the Bulldogs as he made 6 receptions for a solid 199 yards for an average of 33.2 yards per reception, with 2 TDs, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 156.3.
After season's end Dell transferred to Houston where as a sophomore in 2020 he played in 8 games and had a solid 29 catches for 428 yards for an average of 14.8 yards per catch, with 3 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 93.1.
As a junior in 2021 he played 14 games and hauled in an outstanding 91 catches for an outstanding 1327 yards for an average of 14.6 yards per catch, with 12 TDs, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 116.2.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Dell accelerates quickly and possesses good straight-line speed. He shows solid ball-tracking skills and body control downfield, able to adjust to the off-target throw.
- Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback's best friend - passers just need to toss the ball in his area and he'll come down with it.
- He is a natural playmaker, at his best with the ball in his hands.
- Dell also proved to be a force in catch-and-run situations. A violent runner who transitions upfield quickly after the catch, Dell has the speed to pick up chunks of yardage once he’s broken the first tackle.
- Keeps his feet active and eyes up to dodge traffic quickly and easily. Has excellent straight-line speed to be a breakaway threat at any level. Will initiate contact and runs through high tackle attempts but isn't overall a powerful player.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Dell has constantly ran a limited route tree.
- Dell really isn’t a guy who will create a lot of separation.
- He’ll be coming to the NFL from a wide-open spread offense in which Dell ran a limited route tree.
- Doesn't have the size to consistently win on the outside, but can be productive working the middle of the field and as a return man.
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