2019 NFL Draft Prospect Report: Parris Campbell

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Picture Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Parris Campbell

Position: WR

School: Ohio State

Listed Height: 6’0

Listed Weight: 205

Strengths: Campbell is a versatile playmaking threat with blazing top end speed. He is a quick twitch athlete with short strides and easy changes of direction. He possesses high grade playmaking ability after the catch. Campbell instantly turns on the burners and shows smoothness and suddenness in his movements. As a runner, he finds space with proficiency and can easily cut back and alter his run path. His instant up field drive and acceleration makes it difficult for defenders to angle and get into position to tackle. Teams can utilize his skill set in a large variance of ways because of his ability to take the ball to the house off of motions and screens. As a receiver, he challenges DBs down the vertical plane with clear stack and separate ability. He can grab the ball outside his body with arm extension. Is flexible at the catch point with solid body control to turn and adjust to the football. As a route runner, Campbell has the processing to find and settle in open zones, and he also flashes that he can cleanly snap off the top of his route.

Weaknesses: Campbell is a touch undersized and will most likely be limited to the inside. He shows some issues sinking into his cuts as a route runner and can be a touch clunky due to a lack of leverage. Due to his size, he has a lacking ability to sustain as a blocker and he also can’t condense his step frequency consistently to angle at the blocking point.

Overview and Insights: He is a skillful slot WR who burns DBs vertically and can make plays off of created touches and screens. Campbell has a high upside and will flash ability to reach the end zone from anywhere on the field. If used correctly and developed well, Campbell could evolve into a go-to slot threat for an NFL Team. He can be a positive acquisition for a team who is already filled in the slot because of his explosive playmaking ability that can be used anywhere on the field.

Round Projection: 1st-2nd

Ideal Fits: Bucs, Ravens, Cardinals

Pro Comparison: Curtis Samuel


Scout: Taylor Moser

Taylor Moser