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2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Parris Campbell

Positional ranking: #9

Big Board ranking: #56



Position: WR

College: Ohio State

Class: Senior

Age: 21



Height: 5’11 7/8”

Weight: 205 lbs.

Arm length: 32 1/4″

Hand size: 9 1/2″


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.31 sec.

Vertical jump: 40.0”

Broad jump: 135.0”

Bench press: 11 reps

3-cone drill: DNP

Short shuttle: 4.03 sec.



Explosive weapon with elite speed. Has soft hands and doesn’t let the ball get to his body. Naturally transitions from receiver to runner. Extremely dangerous on gadget plays and underneath passes. Great acceleration. Sees the hole and hits it on pop passes. Very slippery after the catch. Smooth with the ball in his hands. Tons of experience in the slot. Created good separation on out routes and corner routes against man-to-man coverage. Can get vertical and beat cornerbacks on the outside. Skillset should allow him to do more than Ohio State asked of him. Averaged over 30.0 yards per kick return.



Didn’t have an expansive route tree in college. Relied heavily on scheme to get open. Much of his production came via bubble screens and short passes. Could show better feel against zone coverage. Sometimes goes down too easily on first contact.


NFL comparison

Curtis Samuel – I think Parris Campbell carries a bit more risk than other receivers in the class because his college role will be tough to replicate at the next level, but he can follow in the footsteps of Samuel—who has thrived when featured—as a dynamic weapon that can make plays with the ball in his hands.



Overall, Parris Campbell is a deadly playmaker with 4.31 speed and great explosiveness, but the uncertainty about his natural ability as a receiver makes him more of a Day 2 prospect. Campbell will hopefully end up on a team that has a clearly defined role in mind for him.


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