Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 Mock Draft: Major Help For Trevor Lawrence

Purdue WR David Bell. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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David Bell, 2022 NFL Draft
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Round 2, 35th Overall: David Bell, WR, Purdue

Since the injury to Chark midseason, the Jacksonville Jaguars have had issues with the receiver room. Laviska Shenault is struggling to find a role in this offense, and Marvin Jones is relying on winning at the catch point. Jamal Agnew, Laquon Treadwell, and Tavon Austin are getting a ton of snaps.

As discussed before, the receiver group needs a major facelift. Getting Gallup in house would be great, as he has the speed to stack, the precision and flexibility to snap off routes, and the quickness and acceleration to separate through and after his transitions. After that, more can be done.

The Boilermakers have a stud receiver in David Bell that would be an excellent fit on day two. Bell isn’t the fastest or quickest, and might not possess the ceiling of other receivers in the 2022 NFL Draft, but he has the base traits to be productive in all three phases. He uses his hands well throughout his stem, and has the long speed and technical skills to stack and win vertically. Bell is a plus tracker of the football and plays extremely well at the catch point. His technique, tempo, and deception skills can help him become a better route runner, but he can make an impact as a WR2 in his rookie season.