Let’s take a few moments to analyze Philadelphia Eagles 2019 NFL Draft prospect, former Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell.
Whenever we mention speedy wide receivers, we automatically think of them blowing past cover guys, hauling in long bombs and running for long, long touchdowns. Sure, it doesn’t always work out that way, but in the case of Philadelphia Eagles 2019 NFL Draft prospect Parris Campbell, the thought of him doing so might create some real interest and some talk around the Novacare Complex.
We already know there’s some interest in the organization. Here’s some of what they had to say in a recent scouting report.
Clip courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles’ official YouTube channel
This six-foot, 205-pound standout ran the 40 in 4.3 seconds, and in his draft profile, NFL.com gave him a pre-draft grade of 6.11, meaning he should become an instant starter at the professional level.
Picture that for a second. You’ve got Alshon Jeffery and Campbell on the outside. You’ve got the possibility of Nelson Agholor or Mack Hollins or Greg Ward wreaking havoc in the slot. There’s one of the best tight end tandems brewing in Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz.
Then, just to throw everyone off every now and then, you can change the pace by bringing DeSean Jackson in, or you can start Jackson and bring Campbell in. It just depends on what flavor you prefer.
Here’s more from NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein:
"Blue-chip athlete with elite package of size, speed and fluidity as a big slot receiver. Campbell’s athletic attributes could create a coverage conundrum if his offensive coordinator puts him in a diversified role that allows him to attack vertically more often. Teams know he’s a gifted athlete, but he needs to add more polish as a route-runner to become a well-rounded target instead of a gadget slot. His upside is bolstered by his traits while his special teams ability and talent with the ball in his hands should level out any bust concerns."
Zierlein also compares Campbell’s skill set to that of Percy Harvin‘s. Are you interested yet? We thought you might be.
Check out this highlight reel.
Clip courtesy of Highlight Creator’s official YouTube page
Here’s a clip the Big Ten Network put together at the midway point of last season.
Clip courtesy of the Big Ten Network’s official YouTube channel
Are you drinking the Kool Aid yet? Campbell should fit into the Eagles offensive scheme nicely if, indeed, they do go with him at some point. If he doesn’t fit in, maybe the scheme should be adjusted so that he does. Insert the words ‘to be continued’ somewhere around this story. Things could get interesting.