FSU football: Jaheim Bell saw his NFL Draft stock rise with Senior Bowl workouts

Bell cooked Miami safeties all week!

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FSU football tight end Jaheim Bell was one of the biggest offensive weapons the Noles gained from the transfer portal a year ago. A versatile player with experience in the receiving and running game, Bell figured to have a breakout season with the Noles after a disappointing 2022 season at South Carolina. He burst on the scene in the 2023 season opener against LSU with two receptions and one touchdown and capped everything off with a highlight reel four-yard touchdown run late in the game. However, injuries in the early quarter of the season noticeably slowed him down. He lacked the explosion and top-end speed but continued to play in games while hurt, amassing 39 receptions for 503 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 12.90 yards per reception but opted out of the Orange Bowl to prepare for his dreams of playing in the NFL. That time allowed Bell to get healed from the nagging injuries, and he put on a show during Senior Bowl practices. Check out some of the clips below:

Jaheim Bell literally cooked Miami's secondary all week at the Senior Bowl. He had his way with Georgia defenders and nearly anyone that lined up against him. He measured in at 6'1 and 244 pounds, which is shorter than what FSU had him listed. The knock on him is he isn't much of a blocker, but it's not because he isn't a physical player. He usually welcomes physicality when he has the ball in his hands. There's no question he's a weapon, but it's finding the right system so he can flourish. I think Bell can run a surprisingly fast 40-yard dash time. He came into the week likely a late-round draft pick, but seems like folks have potentially moved him into a mid-round guy. Opposing teams better be thankful he wasn't healthy most of the season.

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