A second-round pick out of Ohio State by the New Orleans Saints in 2016, Bell is a run-stuffing box safety. In four seasons, the 25-year-old compiled 384 tackles, eight sacks, 14 passes defended and one interception. He graded out as Pro Football Focus’ top run-defending safety.
Bell played himself out of New Orleans, hitting the market with his price range distancing what the Saints were expected to match. Sean Payton’s crew responded by signing former Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins signaling Bell would be headed elsewhere.