Shakir Bell Draws a Crowd at Indy Pro Day
MARCH 7, 2014, INDIANAPOLIS - Sycamores running back Shakir Bell took to the Indiana State Pro Day on Feb. 20 at The SportsZone to train before 19 NFL scouts.
The Indy-native impressed the crowd with a 4.59 time in the 40-yard dash; a 10' 1' vertical jump; and a 121-inch broad jump.
Compared to other RB scores from last week's NFL Scouting Combine, the 5' 5', 185 lbs. Bell scored similar to top running back picks from this year's NFL Combine.
'I'm glad I got to participate on the first Pro Day in Indy this year,' said Bell. 'I got myself in front of a lot of great scouts, and I think I really showed off my great work ethic through my workout. That's what I set out to do, and I think I accomplished that.'
Despite leaving the Sycamores early, agent Derek Spearman isn't worried.
'Shakir had a strong following for his Pro Day,' said Spearman. 'There's no doubt that his draft status shot up after his stellar performance.'
Multiple teams have expressed interest in Bell and private pre-draft workouts are in the works.
Bell may be available for interview via media contact. All social media handles are @TheShakirBell.
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