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Can Bell prove he can succeed at another position other than QB?
Nobody is poised to gain more from spring practices than Blake Bell.
That’s because the rising senior, and former quarterback, is set to make the move to tight end.
At 6’6” and 252 pounds, Bell has the frame to succeed at the position. Not to mention, he’s displayed his athleticism with the ball, pounding his way for 24 rushing touchdowns during his freshman and sophomore campaigns.
But the biggest factor Bell has going in his favor is his determination to help Oklahoma succeed.
“He (made the switch to tight end) for himself, but he also did this because it is the best thing for the team,” former Sooners center Gabe Ikard said, per The Oklahoman’s Jason Kersey. “He loves being at OU…and wanted the opportunity to play for a national championship next year.”
It’s not like he’ll have too much competition.
Since Jermaine Gresham graduated in 2010, Oklahoma hasn’t had a viable threat at tight end. Aside from Bell, 2014 signees Carson Meier and Dimitri Flowers are expected to compete for the position.
Although it’s a brand new position, Bell has the drive and athleticism to succeed.
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