Prospect Profile: Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell (Maryland Athletics)

Scout.com's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber profiles the top prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. Learn about Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell inside.


Bruce Campbell
School: Maryland
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6-7
Weight: 310
Projected 40-Time: 5.00

Star Rating: Grade: 95
Draft Projection: 1st Round

Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of March 5th) in the 2010 Scout.com Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:

85-100 = 1st - 2nd Round
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th Round
_55-69 = 5th - 6th Round
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA


Campbell has great physical tools, but he's extremely raw.
Maryland Athletics

Strengths: Campbell is an intriguing, athletic lineman who has tremendous raw talent and upside. He has prototypical attributes and natural ability to develop into a quality starter at the next level. He sets up quickly in pass protection, has good knee bend, initiates contact with the defender and uses his length to keep the opposition from turning the corner. He has a strong upper body and is able to seal the edge, keeping the opposition away from the ballcarrier. He has the agility to get to the second level and is able to lock on to linebackers in run situations. He shows good awareness at the line and picks up blitzes well. He has a pedigree (father, Bruce Sr., was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 1978) and plenty of room for growth. He’s still learning the game and in the end has the potential to be an elite tackle at the next level.

Weaknesses: He has to add more bulk to his frame. He has to learn how to use his frame as an asset and not allow it to be a crutch; he struggles against smaller defenders. He flashes lock down ability in pass protection, but doesn’t have the leg drive and plays with inconsistent leverage as a run blocker. He has a tendency to be lazy and will take unnecessary penalties. He’s extremely raw and has limited experience.

Steuber Says: A two-year starter at Maryland, Campbell has all the physical attributes you look for in an offensive tackle, but lacks the overall experience that the top offensive tackles possess in this year’s draft. Even though Campbell has played in 27 career games at Maryland, which included 17 starts, he still has a long way to go. At 6-foot-7, 310 pounds, Campbell has an elite frame, but must get stronger physically to become a better all-around player, especially as a run blocker. Campbell is the type of guy who will impress in a workout and feature some impressive numbers, but when you turn on the film and watch him play, the flaws in his game are obvious. The numbers that he posts this offseason will help his draft stock, and there’s a chance that he will get over-drafted and hear his name called as early as No. 8 to the Oakland Raiders. If he falls, there are plenty of teams in the 23 – 31 range that could use an offensive tackle; those teams include the Green Bay Packers (No. 23), Dallas Cowboys (No. 27), San Diego Chargers (No. 28) and Indianapolis Colts (No. 31).


A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber’s features are published across the Scout.com network and on FoxSports.com. If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at: csteuber@scout.com. You can also now follow Chris Steuber on Twitter.

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