Campbell’s draft placement is a tough one to evaluate. From the mock drafts I’ve seen, he’s been as a high as a mid-first rounder, and as low as a late fifth rounder. So, by the laws of averages (and needs), the top of round three sounds about right for the speedy wide receiver.
What I do know is that Campbell increased his draft stock at the combine. Not only did he win fastest 40-yard-dash for wide receivers with a 4.31, but he also jumped for a 40-inch vertical. He also measured above my expectations at 6 feet and 205 pounds — solid for a hybrid slot/outside receiver.
Most importantly, Campbell projects as a perfect fit in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense that prioritizes versatility, speed, and running after the catch abilities. He is a threat as a motion receiver to take it all the way on a jet sweep, and should be able to do some damage as a returner and while taking screens.
It might sound repetitive with Christian Kirk in-fold, but the Kliff Kingsbury offense thrives with receivers that can make plays with the ball in their hands. Having two is better than one.
However, Campbell has some ways to go. He has a limited route tree and has some poor concentration drops on tape. But, these are fixable traits. He’s a dynamic receiver with the ball in his hands and can be utilized as a weapon until he develops his game into a more well-rounded result. Currently, Campbell projects favorably to Carolina Panthers’ weapon Curtis Samuel, who happens to stem from Ohio State and ran the same 40-yard-dash.