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2017 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes: Rushel Shell, RB, West Virginia

rushel shell2017 NFL Scouting Notes: Rushel Shell RB. 5’10 221 Lbs. (RS Senior). West Virginia.

The Positives.

  1. Has good speed
  2. Shows good ability to cut and change direction
  3. Plays with good vision
  4. Good receiving back
  5. Runs with good balance and shows the ability to make guys miss.

The Negatives.

  1. Runs with ok but not great power
  2. Needs to protect the ball better
  3. Not many starts under his belt yet.

Rushel Shell is a player who started his career at Pitt, but then transferred to West Virginia. Shell has good speed, and good change of direction and cutting ability. He runs with good balance which aids in bouncing off from would be tacklers. Shell is a good receiving back often catching a pass out of the backfield and at times running routes. He shows good vision and is able to identify the proper running lane. Shell runs with ok but not great power, and he does need to protect the ball better, he will fumble from time to time. He only started 3 games last season but played in 12, carrying the ball 161 times for 708 yards (4.4/carry) and 8 TD’s. He also caught the ball 16 times for 101 yards. Rushel Shell is a player who shows good skills and talent, but who as a redshirt junior hasn’t yet had a full workload. If this season he gets that workload and is productive it would go a long way to putting him on the NFL’s radar in time for the draft. At this time I have a mid to late round grade on him.

This piece was put together by our writer Lijah Spencer. Make sure you follow Lijah on Twitter @Tweaked74

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