Senior Bowl 2019 preview & Parris Campbell

January 21st, 2019 | Written by Rob Staton

Time for the Senior Bowl week. Below are some of the players I’ll be focusing on during the workouts broadcast on the NFL Network.

I’ve also posted the practise schedule.

Before we get into it though I wanted to quickly share some thoughts on Ohio State receiver Parris Campbell.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Seahawks and the draft this week. After initially thinking this was going to all be about the D-line early, I’ve changed my mind slightly.

Here’s why:

1. We know the Seahawks are going to trade down. It’s inevitable. They won’t be picking only four times in this draft.

2. It’s very possible after trading down they’ll do what most people expect and take a front-seven defender with their first pick. It’s a need and there’s excellent depth on the defensive line and at linebacker.

3. It’s also possible they trade down into a range were the best defensive linemen and linebackers are off the board. After all, if they’re going to acquire extra picks they might need to trade down multiple times. For example, the 2018 draft was strong for running backs. However, after the Seahawks took Rashaad Penny at #27 we saw four others leave the board quickly. If something similar happens with the D-liners and linebackers, they might need to consider other positions.

4. This is why I considered T.J. Hockenson in my last mock draft. Tight end isn’t the greatest need but there might be a scenario where the Seahawks are looking for talent + impact rather than necessarily what we perceive to be the biggest need. That’s the consequence of needing to trade down. And let’s not forget — Pete Carroll recently stated he doesn’t see any glaring voids on the roster.

5. There’s still a lot to be decided. Who can they keep among their free agents? Who can they add? There’s a lot to be determined before the draft. If they re-sign or franchise Frank Clark and are able to add one or two quality veteran defensive linemen in free agency — everything changes.

6. Carroll wants to lead the league in explosive plays. For all the talk about defense and running the ball — Carroll also wants big gains and momentum swings. Carroll also values traits and unique qualities. It’s why they aggressively pursued Percy Harvin and Jimmy Graham. It’s why they drafted someone like Christine Michael early. Speed, size, suddenness, X-factor ability. They’ve always sought it.

If I was only allowed to do one more mock draft before April and I had to do it tonight — I’d pair the Seahawks with a defensive linemen. However, I’m going to be more open minded about the possibility of them drafting someone like T.J. Hockenson or Parris Campbell or D.K. Metcalf. Why? Because they have the potential to be difference makers in a way many other players in this class can’t.

Campbell is a converted running back who switched to receiver. In 2018 he made 90 receptions for 1063 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s extremely fast, explosive and dynamic. Dwayne Haskins is being touted as a top-10 pick but a lot of his production came on extended hand-off’s to players like Campbell and the other great weapons on the Buckeye offense (K.J. Hill, Terry McLaurin etc).

Throw it out to the flat, throw a receiver screen. Campbell was capable of getting the YAC and making big gains. He also has the speed and quickness to separate downfield and make field-tilting catches.

At the SPARQ combine he ran a 4.41 forty and a 4.16 short shuttle. He jumped a 40-inch vertical and finished with an overall score of 121.8. He did that at 6-0 and 184lbs and he’s now listed at 6-1 and 208lbs. If he repeats this performance at the combine — teams are going to take notice.

Campbell is a very different receiver to Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. While he’s still capable of the downfield plays — he’s very useful on screens and could be utilised in some misdirection, sweeps, some quick hitters and even some runs. A quick first-down throw to the flat could break up some of the early 1st down runs and stretch out a defense. It could provide a new angle to the offense.

It’s very possible Campbell rises along with Hockenson and they both end up going earlier than people are currently projecting. Both appear to be high character individuals and speak well during interviews. And while there are legit concerns about D.K. Metcalf’s neck injury and how it could limit his career — presumably Carroll would have some interest in a 6-3, 225lbs receiver who, according to Bruce Feldman, has been timed at 4.46 in the forty, can jump 37.5 inches in the vertical, 11-1 in the broad plus he can bench 330lbs and power clean 350lbs.

It’s something to consider during this long draft process.

Now, onto the Senior Bowl…

Senior Bowl practise schedule

These are all central time (so deduct a couple of hours for PST). The game kicks off on Saturday at 1:30pm CT.

Tuesday
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (SOUTH)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (NORTH)

Wednesday
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (NORTH)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (SOUTH)

Thursday
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (NORTH)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (SOUTH)

Here are some of the players on each roster I’ll be keeping an eye out for…

North team

Drew Lock (QB, Missouri)
A quarterback with first round potential who was up-and-down during the 2018 season. Lock has a quirky release but all the physical tools teams look for.

Germaine Pratt (LB, NC State)
Burst onto the scene this year with tone-setting tackles and a quickness to break into the backfield and make plays. Goes into the combine with a day-three-value tag.

Darnell Savage (S, Maryland)
The combine will be Savage’s main event (he tested fairly well in SPARQ) but this is a chance to impress. He’s quick and agile and could be a mid-rounder.

Andy Isabella (WR, UMass)
A celebrated athlete with track speed. Isabella is undersized and needs to show he can compete against the DB’s here.

Marquise Blair (S, Utah)
In the lead up to the game, Senior Bowl Executive Director and former scout in Seattle Jim Nagy referred to Blair (6-2, 195lbs) as a “Seahawks safety”.

Te’Von Coney (LB, Notre Dame)
Consistent and athletic but lacks size. Some believe Coney could even be a first or second round pick.

Terry McLaurin (WR, Ohio State)
An extremely dynamic playmaker with sneaky pro-potential. One to definitely keep an eye on here and at the combine. 141.96 elite SPARQ score.

Ryan Finley (QB, NC State)
Touted as a possible first rounder in the off-season, Finley failed to impress in 2018. The Senior Bowl, however, has been a king-maker at the QB position.

Daniel Jones (QB, Duke)
Declared late in the day and seen by many as a possible top-20 pick with a good off-season. Jones is a good athlete. Can he show off arm strength and accuracy here?

Nasir Adderley (S, Delaware)
A bit of a ‘draft geeks’ favourite. Adderley is quick, hits and plays well on special teams. Can he jump up a level and show he’s worthy of a high draft grade?

Zach Allen (DE, Boston College)
Allen was unstoppable at times in 2018 and will be one of the best players in Mobile. It’ll be a treat to watch him in the 1v1 drills. First round talent.

Kaleb McGary (T, Washington)
Some considered McGary to be Washington’s best tackle going into the 2018 season. He’s very tall so can he play with leverage in the 1v1’s?

Michael Deiter (G, Wisconsin)
The best guard in the draft — plays with attitude and control. He’s played every position on the line and likely goes in the top-50.

Max Scharping (T, Northern Illinois)
Some people really like Scharping and feel he has the potential to be one of the better tackles in the class. He needs to show it here to go in the first two rounds.

Drew Sample (TE, Washington)
After the success of Will Dissly — of course I’m going to keep an eye on Washington’s latest TE prospect as a potential day three target.

Renell Wren (DT, Arizona State)
Unbelievable talent yet inconsistent. He could be a big riser in Mobile if his effort is good and he excels in the 1v1’s. Tony Pauline thinks he could go in round two.

Greg Gaines (DT, Washington)
Gaines has been a consistent and tough interior defender for many years. The Senior Bowl is made for linemen to impress.

Khalen Saunders (DT, Western Illinois)
Extremely athletic defensive tackle best known for becoming a viral sensation for doing backflips.

Dalton Risner (T, Kansas State)
Slightly overhyped and probably needs to kick inside to guard. The Senior Bowl is set up for linemen to impress. Comes in as a mid-round type.

Kris Boyd (CB, Texas)
In a weak class for cornerbacks at the top of the draft, Boyd will be competing with DeAndre Baker and Trayvon Mullen to follow Greedy Williams and Byron Murphy.

Anthony Nelson (DE, Iowa)
Great size and length with plenty of production in a tough, physical conference. Nelson, with a good off-season, could be a day-two pick.

South team

Deebo Samuel (WR, South Carolina)
Stocky and sturdy with surprising agility and a dynamic kick returner. He could be a potential game MVP if he gets enough snaps.

Jaquan Johnson (S, Miami)
Seen as a mature leader for Miami. Johnson is undersized but still packs a punch. Could be a mid-rounder in a suspect safety class.

Bruce Anderson (RB, North Dakota State)
Dynamic runner with the potential to get into the mid-round debate. The Senior Bowl game is kind for running backs.

Oshane Ximines (DE, Old Dominion)
Mel Kiper’s pick for Seattle at #21 in his first mock. The tape is ‘meh’ so let’s see what the fuss is all about in the 1v1’s. Bring it.

Jarrett Stidham (QB, Auburn)
Stidham was supposed to be a first or second rounder but had a bad 2018 season. Can he repair the damage in Mobile?

Montez Sweat (EDGE, Mississippi State)
Sweat is extremely quick, long and has 35.5 inch arms. He should have a great week here. A possible first pick for Seattle?

Jonathan Ledbetter (EDGE, Georgia)
An understated pass rusher who can play every down. Didn’t have the big production at Georgia but could be a third rounder with a good off-season.

Gardner Minshew (QB, Washington State)
This is a big chance for Minshew. Can he impress more than the other QB’s? There’s time for a big rise yet.

Juan Thornhill (S, Virginia)
It’ll be interesting to see how Thornhill tests at the combine. He’s a converted cornerback with great character. He had six interceptions in 2018.

Ryquell Armstead (RB, Temple)
Jumped off the screen when I watched Temple during the season. A compact powerball of a runner who could be a day three or UDFA steal.

Daylon Mack (DT, Texas A&M)
One of the best performers at the Shrine Game gets a chance to impress in Mobile. He’s 320lbs and a force. Can he impress in the 1v1’s?

Jaylon Ferguson (EDGE, Louisiana Tech)
A pass rusher with top-25 potential. Ferguson was very raw in college in terms of technique but his production was first rate. He has the tools.

Isaiah Buggs (DE, Alabama)
Possible mid-round pick who played DE at Alabama but will likely kick inside at the next level. He had a good 2018 season.

Andre Dillard (T, Washington State)
Possible first round pick and a player many consider to be the best pass-blocking offensive tackle in the draft.

Elgton Jenkins (C, Mississippi State)
Struggled against Quinnen Williams but otherwise had a solid year. Could be the first center drafted and a possible day two pick.

Dru Samia (G, Oklahoma)
Tough guy and has a shot to start in the NFL. Watch him this week. See if he gets into a scrap with someone. Fun player.

Anthony Johnson (WR, Buffalo)
A favourite within the draft community. Probably a later pick but has some talent. Can he leave an impression here?

Dontavious Russell (DT, Auburn)
Big 6-3 and 320lbs defensive tackle who could get lost amid an extremely deep D-line class and provide some middle-round value.

The following players are no longer competing at the Senior Bowl:

Johnathan Abram (S, Mississippi State), D’Andre Walker (EDGE, Georgia), Josh Allen (EDGE, Kentucky), Gerald Willis III (DT, Miami), Marvell Tell (S, USC), Chase Winovich (EDGE, Michigan), Christian Miller (EDGE, Alabama), Yodny Cajuste (T, West Virginia), Myles Gaskin (RB, Washington), LJ Scott (RB, Michigan State), Clayton Thorson (QB, Northwestern)

DeAndre Baker, Christian Wilkins, Damien Harris and Parris Campbell rejected their invites.

And here’s a little known fact to finish. Miami defensive tackle Gerald Willis III — who had to pull out of the Senior Bowl — is the half brother of New York Giants safety (and pending free agent) Landon Collins.

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66 Responses to “Senior Bowl 2019 preview & Parris Campbell”

  1. Volume12 says:

    I agree with this as well. While they do need to add to the defense, I keep going back to what Pete said at the end of the year. And maybe it’s just me, but unless they go DT the value seems to be later on day 2 for 4-3 ends.

    Give me Metcalf outta these 3. Size/speed freak, comes with risk but has the highest upside of any of these wideouts, built like a TE, bloodlines. I think it’s funny that he was rumored to bench 100 pounds in the 1st grade.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Metcalf looks the part. Clearly an amazing athlete. Some very sloppy drops on tape though and an extremely limited route tree.

      Looks like the type of guy who’ll either be one of the leagues best or flame out of the league after two years. Can’t really see a middle ground.

      • Volume12 says:

        Yup. He’s gonna be a polarizing prospect.

        Agreed on the route tree as he’s a bit raw, but he’s got such a physical skill set. Traits for days.

      • Volume12 says:

        Then again, I also wouldn’t hate someone like Montez Sweat/D’Andre Walker early on and a Deebo Samuel, Terry McLaurin, Terry Godwin later either.

        • Josh says:

          Sweat reminds me of Danielle Hunter coming out of LSU. Anybody else?

          • Rob Staton says:

            Hunter was very, very athletic and looked like a Greek God at the combine. He just had a weird college career with barely any sacks. We’ll need to see if Sweat is as quick and put together.

      • GoHawksDani says:

        Big, tall WR with not that good route running and mediocre hands? Yeah, no thanks. That would be an awful pick for the Hawks. Russ couldn’t really play well with bigger WRs since Rice, and he needs a guy he can trust (can create separation and has solid hands).
        But I’m intrigued about Campbell, and Hockenson seems fine too.
        If the Hawks pick O first, I think it’ll be either a Lockett/Baldwin type WR (quick, sudden, smart, good route runner, good hands) who can be #3 WR, potential KR/PR and maybe a successor of Baldwin 3-4 years from now, OR a Zach Miller type TE (or Dissly-like but a bit more of a pass catcher), OR (what I’d absolutely love) a healthy Prosise. A WR/RB dude who can run, but also really good at running routes and catching passes. It would open up the gameplan a lot and also strengthen the philosophy. Maybe Penny can do that 1-2 years from now, but if they see him mainly as a runner than they might try to get a Kamara-like guy.

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks for this Rob. Love Senior Bowl week and the practice coverage is my favourite part of draft season.

    Quick question without the neck injury would Metcalf be WR#1 on your board? Seems like an ideal fit to compliment Locket and Baldwin but after the Kam and Avril neck injuries have to think PC/JS would have to be certain about health.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Metcalf wouldn’t be the #1 receiver on my board.

      Very big, extremely athletic. Limitless potential. But there are too many sloppy, low-effort drops for my liking and he basically runs about three routes. He’s a major boom-or-bust type. So much potential athletically but you want to see more.

  3. charlietheunicorn says:

    Oddly enough, both the AFC and NFC Championship games showed…..
    you have to be able to rush the ball to get the win.

    I came away very impressed with Mahomes. He put the team on his back in the second half and put up 31 points. I fault his coaching staff for not being prepared for the obvious Patriots play (on defense) in the first half….. I’ll also give the refs a nice assist and keeping several patriots drives alive on dubious calls.

    I’m saddened to say, likely Superbowl for the Patriots 1 more time…. I do not trust Goff.
    (I was rooting for a Chiefs and Saints final match-up, just for some new faces in the dance)

    • Volume12 says:

      Speaking of the obvious. Run to win, throw to score.

      Pats will because the Rams aren’t in the NFCE.

    • Kyle says:

      Agree Charlie. Good points, I can’t argue with a single thing you said. Also, I was hoping for a chiefs saints final as well. Really uninterested in this Super Bowl.

  4. Simo says:

    Another great preview Rob, and some real food for thought on the Hawks taking a different approach than most think they will. Although that shouldn’t be to surprising really, Pete and John consistently zag when everyone thinks they will zig!

    Would love to see the Hawks incorporate a dynamic screen game similar to that of the Saints and Chiefs, so if it takes a specific athlete like Parris Campbell to make this happen, then by all means draft him.

    We definitely need some more d-line depth, and possibly another potential star pass rusher (Sweat, Polite, Simmons), but maybe they can fill this need via free agency and use our limited draft capital differently.

  5. Zxvo3 says:

    Rob, do you have any potential free agents that come to mind that the Seahawks can target on the defensive side (particularly on the EDGE and D line)?

    • Rob Staton says:

      Anthony Barr — hasn’t really taken the next step at Minnesota. Their type of athlete. Good age — might be willing to take a prove-it deal for 1-2 years. Plus the Seahawks have the future money from 2020 onwards to say ‘we will pay you like we did Bennett/Avril’. I’m very intrigued by a deal for Barr.

      Darius Philon — another player at a good age. Good run defender. Let’s see where his market is. Could provide some solid interior run defending but the price would have to be right.

      Terrell Suggs — still plays with his hair on fire, still makes plays. Tough, quick, physical. Would be interested in a year of Suggs playing across from Frank Clark.

      Brandon Graham — I’m not a huge fan of Graham’s but he produces and might not be quite as expensive as some of the others.

      Markus Golden — loved him at Mizzou. Loved his start in Arizona. Might be worth a shot as someone who can get back to his best.

      And I’d be very, very happy to spend money on a good kicker too.

      • Zxvo3 says:

        Sorry for the continuous questions Rob, but do you think if the Seahawks were able to sign Anthony Barr, would they would draft a defensive player with their first pick or would they get one of the offensive players that you have mentioned?

      • Josh says:

        T Sizzle would be rad

      • charlietheunicorn says:

        Barr is a name I’m, going to watch, he might be the right fit.

        Golden is also a guy that could draw interest. The Cardinals players are hard to read right now, with a change in coaching staff and perhaps switching back and forth between 3-4 / 4-3 a couple of times. A guy like SS/LB D. Buchannan screams Hawks to me….. but his production has been spotty in the last 18 months or so. I chalk it up to coaching or lack of coaching, more than innate talent of the player. I think Golden falls into the category as well.

      • jb9 says:

        Brandon Graham for 1-2 seasons yes!

        Curious how you see Barr fitting in. SLB? Edge rusher?

  6. Eburgz says:

    Interesting that Tony Pauline has Issabella in R5 & Dieter and his line mate Benzschawel round 5/6. I think he’s off but he’s the pro not me. Adderley in R5 also.

    A name to add to the list is guard BJ Autry. Senior bowl is huge for him because he played at Jacksonville st. against low level competition. He is in the Fluker/Simmons mold, probably not an early round (UDFA?) guy. Another one of the favorites here Omenihu from Texas is a guy I’m going to be watching. Sutton Smith another guy who has been talked about a bit.

    • Eli says:

      Worth noting he went the JuCo route then was at Baylor before leaving. So he certainly has some talent

    • WALL UP says:

      Agree with you about BJ. He’s got good feet for his size. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40ewTrcmnuA

      There’s that slim possibility that Jeffery Simmons does slip to 21 and they decide to take him. UDFAs would be a necessity due to a scarcity to picks. I for one, would welcome that slip with open arms.

      • Eburgz says:

        I’d personally be ok with taking Simmons but it will not happen.

        “Suffice it to say, we would NEVER, EVER take a player that struck a female” -John Schneider

        “In my opinion, if you strike a woman, you’re OFF OUR BOARD. I’m sorry there’s just no two ways about it”
        -John Schneider

        Simmons hitting a woman. Warning graphic content:
        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1277634/Jeffery-Simmons-seen-punching-woman-ground-fight.html

        There is Absolutely no gray area here guys. Rob had the right approach at first by not talking about the prospect. Before you say anything about Tom Cable reread the quotes, they don’t pertain to coaches. Before you say anything about us signing Cox, send me the video of him hitting a woman. Also, the quotes don’t apply to street free agents. Hypocrisy you say? I agree. Simmons is off the board, there is no skirting around this particular issue for John Schneider. You think he wants to subject himself to another Frank Clark shitstorm except X100? If you live in Seattle you know that the local media would have his ass. Sorry for the rant Wallup. If you like Simmons check out Jerry Tillery. Appreciate the response on Autry.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Well I am going to keep bringing Tom Cable up.

          “We won’t draft anyone who struck a woman but if they’re a coach…” doesn’t make sense.

          The Seahawks have already done exactly what John Schneider said they won’t do. Why? Because it had happened years prior and the man in question had become a reformed character. Just like Simmons.

          I don’t think the Seahawks will get the chance to draft Jeffery Simmons. But please, let’s not keep repeating one quote by JS immediately after drafting Frank Clark in an attempt to justify that pick. The reality is — no, we cannot rule anything out just because of that one quote. We have no idea what they would or wouldn’t do in this case.

    • McZ says:

      If those players fall into R5, we should trade the hell out of R1 and R2. Maybe take Wren late in R2.

      I think, teams will have serious concerns about Isabellas size. He may be the right player to fill the midfield gap, enabling Wilson to set up a short pass game.

  7. Bankhawk says:

    I definitely see your logic as regards Campbell, Rob-and think he would look really good in there with Tylock and ADB. Pumping up the screen game and the other wrinkles he could bring to the O could really enhance things on that side of the ball.
    One thing that has me a bit concerned are the double Tommy Johns injuries to Clark (a thing I had associated mostly with MLB). I find it a tad strange that there’s been so little discussion on this and wonder about the severity and prognosis. He’s such a critical lynch pin in the D. Hey-if that career year last year really was him at 60%, I bet opposing QBs shudder at the prospect of 100%!

  8. Kyle says:

    So I keep seeing the Landon Collins to Seattle possibilities in social media. There is no way the giants let him go, is there?

    McLauren’s sparq score is galvanizing to me. Anybody have some information on him? Issues?

    I’ve been hoping and praying the hawks will find a screen game the last two years, but it seems that will not happen. Lockett, Baldwin, penny and Carson all seem like locks to be able to take advantage of screens. Can Russ throw the screen with his size? What’s the issue?

  9. RWIII says:

    Kyle. Totally agree on incorporating more screen plays into the offense. This would slow down the pass rush. If you look at the Patriots. Everything on offense is HIGH percentage. Tom Brady will throw the occasional deep throw. However 90 percent of the Patriot pass offense is short-to-medium throws. The Patriots control the football. They are methodical. I understand that Russell Wilson is one of the best deep thowers in the game. However Seattle has a lot more three and outs than the Patriots. BTW: Tom Brady gets sacked a hell of a lot less than Russell Wilson.

    • Simo says:

      It would be great to develop a competent screen game, and still not lose our deep passing game! It should really make the deep game more dangerous, as well as the run game.

      Also agree a good screen/short passing game would help limit sacks on Russ. Just not sure we have the right personnel yet. Takes quick, mobile linemen, the right back/receiver, and receivers who can block it as well. Maybe Schotty needs to spend some time with Sean Payton or Andy Reid!

      • Hawktalker#1 says:

        +1

        Either add some of the short passing game, screens especially, into the playbook or hire someone to teach you how to do it (not saying fire anyone)

  10. Coug1990 says:

    Rob, have you had a chance to look at Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler? He is a big WR and we all know that Carroll has always coveted a receiver his size.

  11. GerryG says:

    Quoted from article “he’s very useful on screens and could be utilised in some misdirection, sweeps, some quick hitters and even some runs. A quick first-down throw to the flat could break up some of the early 1st down runs and stretch out a defense. It could provide a new angle to the offense.”

    Agree with this 1000%. The run was great this year, the deep ball was fantastic. Everything in between was lacking, and almost non existent in some games. I was thinking the same thing watching his film clip in the article. Also strikes me that he could contribute from day 1 running those sorts of plays.

    I’ve mentioned several times on here that with the inevitable trade downs, I just can’t see getting a Pass rush impact that is much more than what we got from Green in year 1. I really hope we can come away with a vet in FA for instant impact. Hope they draft another prospect or two to develop ala Jacob Martin in the later rounds. All that said, they could pick DL with their first three picks and I’d highfive everyone in the room.

  12. CaptainJack says:

    I think if we are looking at TJ Hockenson and Paris Campbell we also have to look at Hakeem Butler, maybe my biggest “draft crush” this year.

  13. RWIII says:

    Folks: Did you know that Tyreek Hill was not drafted until the 165th pick in the 5th round. That is amazing. How this guy could slip all the way to the 5th round. How could 32 teams be wrong on an average of over 4+ times.

    Seattle MUST add a playmaker in this draft. Anyone heard how high the Hawks are on Jaron Brown/David Moore?

    BTW: RB James White caught 87passes this year for the Patriots. By contrast the entire running core of the Seahawks caught 68 passes.

  14. Joek says:

    Parris Campbell reminds me a lot of Paul Richardson.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think they’re very different personally. Richardson at his combine was 175lbs. Campbell listed at 208lbs and is a former running back.

      • clbradley17 says:

        PFF had Paris Campbell as it’s week 13 1st team WR after they beat Michigan – “Campbell accumulated two touchdowns (whether the second one is a receiving touchdown or a rushing touchdown is still up for discussion) in the Buckeyes rout of Michigan. Campbell gained 82 of his 114 yards after the catch (16.4 YAC per reception) and saw a 145.8 passer rating on his targets.”

        • Sea Mode says:

          Huh?

          If he comps to anyone, he’s like a heavier Percy Harvin for me. Killer speed, RB background, limited route tree.

          He is a total RAC guy, a weapon in the short passing game on bubble screens, crossing routes, etc. That’s also why his targeted passer rating is so high. (not just for this game, but 137.6 on the season)

          For now, I’m still liking his teammate Terry McLaurin better.

          • Trevor says:

            Agree completely on both points Seamode.

            I think the Harvin comp is perfect. Funny how Urban Myer had both guys and used them in a lot of the same ways.

            Really like Campbell but I prefer McLaurin as well. He is my favourite WR in this class by a wide margin so far.

  15. Ukhawk says:

    Campbell look ok but doesn’t particularly make people miss much. Can’t Procise be possibly redeployed as a WR based on his experience at ND? Might help with his injury issues. Bear in mind, Penny is pretty good out of the backfield too.

    Love the Barr chat, I’ve been on the bandwagon for a while esp if his injury history means he might be available on a deal a la Bennett/Avril. Also curious what he’d be like in a different scheme as a LEO.

    • GerryG says:

      Procise cant even practice without landing on IR, his body clearly cannot handle the NFL. It’s 3 straight years now, and it started at the very first mini camp.

  16. clbradley17 says:

    We don’t draft early enough to get Christian Wilkins of Clemson, but man is this guy a beast! PFF had a college film room video of him Sunday, and he is so fast and powerful, busting up double-teams and in the backfield in a flash for sacks and TFLs. He can play DT, nose guard, DE, and running back!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=8MZRd5lfxqo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4GdNiByZXE

  17. clbradley17 says:

    A few twitter accounts cover the Senior Bowl practices better than others. Tony Pauline is probably the best – @TonyPauline ; Jim Nagy, ex. dir. of the Senior Bowl – @JimNagy_SB and the Senior Bowl’s twitter – @seniorbowl

    A few frequently have video updates of one-on-ones, etc. – the draft network’s Joe Marino and John Ledyard – @TheJoeMarino @LedyardNFLDraft and a couple others @ChaseGoodbread
    @JeffRisdon

    I always check out Tony Pauline’s http://draftanalyst.com/ site at nights after each practice for notes and a podcast recap, Walter Football’s Senior Bowl practice notes – http://walterfootball.com/seniorbowl2019.php and the draft network’s Senior Bowl page – https://thedraftnetwork.com/category/senior-bowl/

  18. clbradley17 says:

    “Jimmy Moreland/CB/James Madison a fill in at the Senior Bowl” according to @TonyPauline

    He looked very good at the Shrine game practices. Small but very aggressive and fast, maybe a good slot corner.

  19. Sea Mode says:

    Charles Omenihu 36.5 inch arms… 😲

    • Trevor says:

      I know that is crazy. He really does have ideal size for a 4-3 DE (5 Tech). Hope he tests well because I like him a lot.

      Wonder if the Hawks will give him a serious look after they trade back or do they think they have that type of guy already in Green?

  20. Sea Mode says:

    Hunter Renfrow 7 3/4″ hands… and he is still one of the most reliable targets out there.

    Tyler Lockett has 8 3/8″ hands for reference.

  21. […] If you missed yesterday’s Senior Bowl preview and thoughts on Parris Campbell, check it out here. […]

  22. clbradley17 says:

    MSU DL Montez Sweat

    HT: 6-6
    WT: 252
    Arms: 35 5/8”
    Hands: 9 7/8”

  23. Ross says:

    Give me Campbell and Blair from this draft PLEASE. I’ve been nuts about Blair since the Pac12 championship game. And Campbell just looks like the difference maker Seattle needs on O. And then sign Brandon Graham and a linebacker to replace Wright (love KJ, but I don’t see him sticking around).

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think KJ will get a lot of money from someone. $8-10m.

      My prediction would be the Seahawks re-sign Kendricks instead at a fraction of the price.

      • Ross says:

        Hey, if they let Kendricks out every Sunday to play football, i’m all for it!

      • Trevor says:

        +1 everything Pete has said about Kendricks indicates they want him back and you have to think the feeling is mutual.

        With KJ’s injury this year and the vagueness of it the last two times he has had to get procedures on his knees you have to think it might be something chronic. After the Kam contract I think JS will be very cautious handing any 3rd contracts out to defenders unless they are clean medically (as much as possible after years playing in NFL).

        Love KJ but I think he is all but gone.

  24. […] I wrote a bit about him here but here’s what he brings — excellent catching technique, developed routes and understanding of how to exploit a defense, sensational speed and explosive athleticism (121.8 SPARQ). He’s well sized at 6-1 and 208lbs as a converted running back. […]