Ohio State receiver Parris Campbell lights up Combine

Ohio State receiver Parris Campbell draft profile

Come draft time the Buckeyes usually have several prospects that jump out each year. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins lit it up-setting several Ohio State records at quarterback this season. On the receiving end of a lot of those passes was fellow Ohio State receiver Parris Campbell. Campbell is a speedster and would provide the Eagles with that deep play threat they need.


The Akron, Ohio native finished his senior season with 90 catches for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns. In the Buckeyes 62-39 blowout of the Wolverines, Campbell had a field day. The 6-foot receiver had six catches for a career-high and school record 192 yards and two touchdowns.

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That game was one of three games on the year in which Campbell had at least 142 yards. The 90 catches are a school record and Campbell also became just the fifth Buckeye to go over 1,000 yards in a season. As a result, he would finish his career with 143 catches for 1,768 and 15 touchdowns. Furthermore, Campbell would work his way from Third team All-Big 10 in 2016 to Second team in 2017 to finishing his career in 2018 First team All-Big 10.

Setting the combine ablaze

Campbell showed up to the Combine and did nothing but up his draft stock. The receiver ran a 4.32 40 time which was the fastest time of the day.

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While finishing his week Campbell weighed in at 6’0 205 pounds and has a 40 inch vertical and an 11’3 inch broad jump.

Eagles next deep threat

Anytime you run a 4.32 you’re going to turn heads and get people talking. Campbell has to become a more consistent route runner and pass catcher but the potential is there. Until he develops his route tree he looks to be a Cordarelle Patterson type player.

However, he has Tyreek Hill like speed and deep threat ability. Campbell also has return ability and can provide on special teams. In 2016 he led the Big-Ten in kick returns averaging 27.8 yards per return.

Rising stock

All in all, it was a great Combine for the Ohio State speedster. Furthermore, he looked good catching the ball and if he is consistent in that the rest will come.

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With Golden Tate all but gone and Nelson Agholor’s future in question potentially Campbell could be the future deep threat in Philly.

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