Selected by the Raiders in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft, April 27, 2019. After two years at Long Beach High, he transferred to Costa Mesa prior to his junior year where he played football for the first time (and also won the 100-meter league title and played basketball). He enrolled at FCS-level Prairie View A&M as a wideout where he caught 19 passes his first four years before moving to defensive end as a senior. Bell is a sculpted athlete, fluid in his movements with rangy speed and closing burst. His uncle (Nick) was a second-round running back in the 1991 NFL Draft, playing three seasons for the Raiders.