Bucs WR Kenny Bell turning heads with minicamp TD grabs
Kenny Bell had to play a little catch up this off-season after the former fifth-round pick from Nebraska spent his rookie year on injured reserve. But with Vincent Jackson taking some days off and Louis Murphy returning from a torn ACL, Bell has taken advantage of the extra work.
On Wednesday, Bell kept showing up in the end zone during red zone drills, catching several touchdowns including two from quarterback Ryan Griffin.
"Kenny definitely had a good day today and a couple really nice throws there in the red zone from Griff (Griffin)," coach Dirk Koetter said. "If you were out here enough, every guy has his ups and downs, has his good days and bad days and Kenny certainly made a couple plays."
Bell brings an element of speed the Bucs receiving corps has lacked recently. He runs a 4.5 40-yard dash.
But speed receivers don’t play much unless they can handle the tight windows and collisions in the red zone.
“Kenny has a little extra gear that some other guys don’t have," Koetter said. "And today that showed up."