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Washington Redskins Player Profiles: Reggie Bell

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Lacking elite size or blazing speed, Reggie Bell's best shot at making it in the NFL is as a slot receiver.

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 5'11"  Weight: 201 lbs

College: San Diego

Drafted: Undrafted (2015)

One of five rookie receivers on the roster, and one of three that went undrafted, Reggie Bell will have to put together an outstanding training camp and preseason to make the final cut.

#1. Bell played at San Diego for five years, redshirting his sophomore year. He played in 40 games in that time, piling up 2,724 receiving yards and 24 touchdown catches, and the 23-year-old California native offers some potential in the return game. His 32 career punt returns don't exactly scream "return specialist," but 24 of those came in his senior year, so he could be a late bloomer.

#2. One of the most productive receivers to ever come through USD, Bell finished fourth on the school's all-time receiving yards list and was among the top 10 in receptions, receiving touchdowns and yards per reception.

#3. At 5'11" and 201 pounds with average speed, Bell will have to make his bones as a slot receiver. He clocked a 4.6 40-yard dash at his pro day and doesn't play much faster than his time suggests. He does, however, possess a knack for getting free. He's not especially quick, but he's shifty and seems to always pull out the right move at the right time, which earned him something of a big-play reputation; he averaged 15.8 yards per catch at San Diego.

#4. There was no better display of his explosive ability than his four-catch, 186-yard outing against Princeton last September. Bell scored on two of those catches, and he returned a pair of punts in the process, including one for 55 yards. He followed that up by catching the game-winning touchdown, a 36-yarder on fourth down, against Marist the next week with just five seconds on the clock.

#5. Despite being recruited by more prominent programs such as Washington and Stanford, Bell chose the low-exposure Toreros. He hails from Union City, CA, which is within an easy drive not only of Stanford, but also of San Jose State and UC Davis, two schools that also recruited him.

Bottom Line: Bell has a chance to carve out a role as a slot receiver for the Skins, but it's unlikely that he'll crack the 53-man roster this year. Washington currently employs 11 receivers; last year Jay Gruden kept six on the active roster heading into Week 1 while Leonard Hankerson began the season on the PUP list. The good news for Bell is that there are still probably two WR spots open, and most of the receivers competing for them also came to the Skins as undrafted free agents.