Scouting Report: Bruce Campbell
Non-position specific categories
Offensive Lineman Specific Categories
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.
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.
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.
Began starting at left tackle halfway through his sophomore season (2008).
Awards and Honors
Letters and sciences major at Maryland.
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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