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Prospect Profile: Vonn Bell

Take a look at the safety draft prospect out of Ohio State, Vonn Bell. 

*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *

We continue the series with a scouting report of Ohio State FS Vonn Bell.

Name: Vonn Bell
School: Ohio State
Height: 5-11
Weight: 199 pounds
Position: FS
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Vonn Bell made a name for himself at Ohio State as one of the best cover safeties in the nation.

In fact, he is so good in coverage that some pundits believe he'd be a shutdown cornerback in the NFL as well.

A smooth athlete with superb instincts, Bell constantly makes plays on the ball by attacking it at its apex.  The rangy safety not only patrols the middle of the field in zone coverage, but can also stay stride for stride one-on-one with both tight ends and slot receivers.

Bell was highly productive for the Buckeyes, totaling 176 tackles, 15 passes defensed and nine interceptions over three seasons. He helped Ohio State capture the national title in 2014 with a career-year in 2014, recording 92 tackles, six interceptions and six passes defensed.

Some pundits would like to see Bell be more aggressive as a tackler, particularly against the run.  Nonetheless, he is an elite playmaker in coverage who figures to make a difference against the pass right off the bat.

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