Chris Campbell

Penn St.
CB

Prospect Info

College
Penn St.
Hometown
Class
Phenix City, AL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
195 lbs
33 1/2”
Hands
8 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.08
Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
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2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Arizona
Cardinals
Round 6 ‧ Pick 8
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It's no surprise that Campbell became a reliable member of the secondary for Penn State, given that his high school head coach was former Alabama All-American and NFL defender Woodrow Lowe. It took him a while to earn playing time, however, because of the talent in the Nittany Lions' secondary. He started one game as a true freshman, playing in 10 overall (10 tackles, one interception, two pass breakups). Campbell played in eight games as a reserve in 2015 (16 tackles, four for loss, 2.5 sacks) but missed the final five games due to injury. As a junior, he received more playing time (three starts in 13 games), posting 31 tackles, intercepting one pass and breaking up six. He made six stops and broke up a pass against USC in the Rose Bowl.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 7-PFA
Overview
Long corner lacking the fluidity and twitch to stay connected with intermediate and deep routes. Campbell looks more comfortable playing off the line where his long arms have a shot to cover for his inconsistent footwork. He's not a fluid enough athlete and hasn't made enough plays on the ball to warrant much excitement, but if he runs well, his size and speed could get him drafted.
Strengths
  • Good height with long arms that dangle by his side
  • Uses length to punch and stabilize himself when beaten by inside release
  • Drapes himself over slants and short routes and constricts throwing windows
  • Will flash some short area recovery with footwork
  • Runs with closing burst when chasing crossing routes
  • Adequate lateral change of direction
Weaknesses
  • Has thin frame and below average play strength
  • Lacks aggression in run support and will default to arm tackles in open field
  • Has noticeable stall in acceleration from transitions
  • Needs to play with better bend in space
  • Inconsistent with technique
  • Gets spun by quality routes
  • Loses composure and commits too many pass interferences on deep balls
  • Too segmented and clunky when changing direction in man coverage

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GRADE
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