Scouting Report: Bruce Campbell

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010



Bruce Campbell


Position: OT School: Maryland
Height: 6’6 3/8 Weight: 314 lbs
Class: Junior 40 time: 4.78

Overall Grade:

6.21

Draft Projection:

2nd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 8
Quickness/Agility 10 9.5
Strength/Explosion 10 8
Athletic Ability 8 8
Durability 8 5
Character 6 4.5
Production/Experience 6 3
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 9


Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 7.5
Run Blocking 10 6
Awareness 8 5
Hand Placement 6 5
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5
Footwork 8 6
Leverage 8 4



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Extremely athletic tackle with high upside. Finesse blocker that has the ability to handle the outside speed rush. Gets set and into his kick slide quickly after the snap. Has the ability to get outside for the screen pass. Long arms (36 1/4“). Once he locks on, he can control the blocker.

Weaknesses

Very raw as a blocker. Low awareness. Doesn’t finish blocks and will fall off too quickly. Not the best run blocker. Can get beat with a bull rush if he doesn’t get his arms locked out quick enough. Reportedly low work ethic. Can be beat by average pass rushers at time, especially ones that have decent change of direction skills. Can get off balance at times. Has a relatively serious injury history for his short career.

Analysis

Bruce Campbell is all upside and will almost certainly get over-drafted based off his physical abilities. Though he is a physical freak, I see absolutely nothing on film that says he’s worthy of a first round draft pick. He’ll need to go to a team with a strong offensive line coach, specifically a patient one. If he can develop, he could be a top left tackle in the game. However, the road will be difficult because he is very raw and need to work on his technique and fundamentals. Campbell should have stayed in school another year to further develop and could have been a higher draft pick in 2011….unless the Raiders make a terrible mistake and take him in round 1 (which would not surprise me at all). A true workout warrior who looks like Tarzan, but plays like Jane.


Experience

Began starting at left tackle halfway through his sophomore season (2008).

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a

Academics

Letters and sciences major at Maryland.

Injuries

Misses two games in 2009 with turf toe and 1 game in 2009 with MCL injury. Requires minor brain surgery to drain fluid in 2008.

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.