Bridgeton, NJ, Alum Markquese Bell has Strong Showing at NFL Combine
Another former Cape-Atlantic League football alum stood out at the NFL Combine this weekend, this time it was Bridgeton alum, Markquese Bell.
The former Florida A&M safety opened eyes with a 4.45 40-yard dash time.
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He follows a pair of Rutgers University alums, Isaih Pacheco of Vineland high and Bo Melton of Cedar Creek, who both ran well at the combine this week.
Bell also impressed with a Top-5 Vertical among Safeties at the NFL Combine and ESPN draft expert, Jordan Reid, commented on his outstanding day by saying he has worked himself into a Day 3 pick on draft day.
He had 95 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 5 FF, and 1 INT this season for Florida A&M.
Bell was highly recruited out of Bridgeton choosing the University of Maryland, but he left the school before ever appearing in a game for the Terps. He landed at Coffeyville Community College and then at FAMU a HBCU.
At 6’3 215 pounds, Bell is an interesting prospect with the size and speed to be a box safety or even a linebacker in today's NFL.