WR Parris Campbell Jr., Ohio St.

6’0” – 205 lbs. – 4.31
Redshirted his first season with the Buckeyes, then was a marginal contributor over the next two seasons, catching 13-121-0 as a sophomore before being more integrated into the offense in 2017, catching 40-584-3 and adding another 10-132-1 on the ground. Broke out as a senior, ending up with an impressive 90-1,063-12 line, all of which led the team. Lines up in the slot and runs a combination of underneath routes and deeper patterns, primarily screens, drags, whips, and in routes near the line of scrimmage. Navigates well through congested spaces and gets a step ahead of cornerbacks on shallow crosses. Releases well at the line and has some nuance to his routes, selling double-moves with head-fakes and stutter-steps to create opportunities down the field. Has the speed to separate against man coverage and was asked to run some flag or reverse-wheel routes from the slot. Does a good job of settling into soft spots in zone to create windows. Reliable receiver who has a solid catch radius, being bigger than many slots receivers; able to bring in passes away from his frame and is also a solid leaper. Very good runner with the ball in his hands, with the strength to run through arm tackles and the vision to find opportunities to cut back and outrace defenders for big gains; one of the best creators of yards after the catch in this year’s class, and was also someone that the Buckeyes tried to get the ball to as a runner on occasion as well. Effort level looks inconsistent; runs hard when the ball might be coming his way, but too often looks like a spectator when he’s supposed to be blocking or drawing coverage away to clear room for a teammate. It’s a little bit difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison with some of the other top receivers in the class, as he wasn’t really asked to line up on the outside, win at the line against press coverage, or navigate the sideline like most receivers with his size. However, proved that he could serve as a reliable safety valve underneath while also offering the possibility of turning short throws into big gains with his ability to run after the catch. Those traits, combined with his impressive senior-season production, could earn him a spot on the draft’s second day. Getting a lot of hype after blazing a 4.31 in Indianapolis.

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