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  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 265LBS. Weight

Overview

Campbell was a big-time star as a sophomore defensive end (17.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks) on Kansas State's last bowl team in 2006. While not making national headlines the past two seasons, he showed versatility playing an end-outside linebacker hybrid position. He made first-team All-Big 12 (11 TFL, 4.5 sacks) and followed it up with a second-team All-Big 12 senior season (8.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks). While not an elite athlete, Campbell's hustle and size could make him an interesting pickup for 3-4 teams in need of linebacker depth.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Tall, productive player with adequate upper-body strength. ... Splits time standing up and playing with his hand down, although is almost always lined up in a nine-technique in either case. ... High-motor player, gives second effort to the quarterback and hustles downfield to ballcarriers. ... Uses his length and good initial quickness to shrink the pocket. ... Will crash down on inside runs. ... Holds up his tackle to spill run plays inside. ... Can wrap up in space. Negatives: Classic end-outside linebacker "tweener" prospect. ... Thin in the legs and does not play with great leverage at the point. ... Lacks the straight-line speed to catch quick ballcarriers from behind. ... Does not use his upper-body strength and lacks consistent violent hand play to get off blocks of strong right tackles. ... Can not change direction quickly, runs tall and stiff. ... Few pass-rush moves, always uses an outside rush and lacks the cornering to immediately get to the QB. ... Relies on hustle and good coverage to get sacks. Fails to use his hands to prevent cut blocks on the edge, does not recover quickly. ... Often fooled by misdirection.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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