Detroit Lions expected to sign former San Diego State RB Greg Bell

According to reports, former San Diego State RB Greg Bell is expected to sign an undrafted free agent deal with the Detroit Lions.

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During his final season at SDSU, Bell rushed for 1,091 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games.

From Dane Brugler of The Athletic:

Greg Bell was born in San Diego and starred at Bonita Vista High, rushing for 2,632 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior. He went the junior college route after high school because of academics and then landed at Nebraska. Unhappy with his playing time, he transferred closer to home at San Diego State, but missed all of 2019 after a resistance band snapped and hit him in the eye. He battled a foot injury throughout 2020, but returned healthy with career-bests as a super senior in 2021. Bell doesn’t have breakaway speed, but he follows his blocks and is quick to clear holes. He is below average in two critical areas that lower his draft grade: ball security (fumbled six times in 2021) and third-down ability. He doesn’t have the foundation of a sturdy pass blocker and was rarely targeted as a receiver. Overall, Bell is a highly determined competitor with vision and cutting skills, but needs to prove his reliability, especially on passing downs, for an NFL team to trust him.

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