Parris Campbell

Ohio State
WR

Prospect Info

College
Ohio State
Hometown
Class
OH
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 0"
205 lbs
32 1/4”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

6.11
Should Become Instant Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Indianapolis
Colts
Round 2 ‧ Pick 27
40 Yard Dash
4.31u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
11
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
40.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
135.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
--
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.03
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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At famed St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Campbell's athleticism made him an all-state football player (1,584 rushing yards, 22 score) and track athlete (led state-title winning relays, set state record for indoor 60-meter dash). He played in eight games as a reserve his true freshman year at OSU, but had no catches or returns. That changed the following season, as Campbell started 12 of 13 games played (13-121-9.3 receiving; 4-54-13.5, one TD rushing) and was named third-team All-Big Ten as a kick returner (21-584-27.8). He was a team captain in 2017, again starting 12 of 13 games and earning third-team all-conference accolades -- but as a receiver (40-584-14.6, three TD). He also contributed via handoffs (10-132-13.2, one TD rushing) and returns (9-329-36.6). Campbell stepped up his game to become a first-team All-Big Ten selection as a senior, leading the Buckeyes with 90 receptions for 1,063 yards (11.8 average) and 12 touchdowns in 14 starts.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 2
NFL Comparison
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Overview
Blue-chip athlete with elite package of size, speed and fluidity as a big slot receiver. Campbell's athletic attributes could create a coverage conundrum if his offensive coordinator puts him in a diversified role that allows him to attack vertically more often. Teams know he's a gifted athlete, but he needs to add more polish as a route-runner to become a well-rounded target instead of a gadget slot. His upside is bolstered by his traits while his special teams ability and talent with the ball in his hands should level out any bust concerns.
Strengths
  • Track speed to scare safeties and corners
  • Expected to crush combine in all testing
  • Extremely explosive but still fluid
  • Early cushions of respect offer easy catches underneath
  • Light feet dart around defenders looking to impede
  • Generates separation on all three levels
  • Lived on Jugs machine last summer and improved hands
  • Comfortable plucking throws in stride
  • Size to break initial tackle after catch
  • Quick gather and leap to rescue overthrows
  • High-end potential with ball in his hands
  • Acceleration to split tacklers with speed to defeat angles and house it
  • Can get after it as slot blocker
  • Capable kick returner with above-average cover talent on punts and kicks
Weaknesses
  • Handcuffed to a more limited role in college
  • Jet sweep and catch-and-run specialist with much to learn still
  • Limited experience with the route tree and downfield looks
  • Appears to be step-counter on intermediate patterns
  • Flat, rounded routes lack quality fakes at the top
  • Doesn't change route tempo very often
  • Tons of zone looks made life easy for him in space
  • Catch focus will need continued work
Sources Tell Us

"Urban (Meyer) has a system and it works, but it makes it harder to evaluate his receivers. Mike Thomas was just okay in their offense and then he gets to the pros and he's great. Campbell is kind of raw, but that same thing could happen with him." -- Personnel executive for AFC team

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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