2. Washington Commanders pick David Bell, WR, Purdue
With their second-round draft choice, I wanted to go one of two different directions for the Washington Commanders — an offensive lineman or wide receiver.
Washington has Terry McLaurin at receiver, and they drafted Dyami Brown last year, but they need more options in the passing game.
David Bell out of Purdue is the type of player who can be an offense creator for you, and I think he would mesh well with the other players already in place.
We already know that Dyami Brown out of the slot with Sam Howell is deadly. Terry McLaurin is scary from every part of the field.
Adding a player like David Bell could add another dynamic to the Washington Commanders’ offense and give them someone who can win after the catch and stretch the field vertically.
One of the things I loved most about Bell’s game at Purdue, and what I think will translate best to the next level, was his ability to pluck the ball out of the air with his hands and his strong hands in contested catch situations.
With McLaurin on the field, there will be plenty of one-on-one opportunities coming David Bell’s way and I think he’s liable to win quite a few.