Combine Dish: Campbell wows scouts with speed, athleticism

INDIANAPOLIS — Russ Lande and his team of former NFL scouts take a look at some of the players most affected by what happened on the scales.

With a bullet: Expect Bruce Campbell to rocket up some boards.
With a bullet: Expect Bruce Campbell to rocket up some boards.

Maryland OT Bruce Campbell has been the early star of the Combine. He was impressive at Friday’s weigh-in, then stunned scouts on Saturday. Campbell ran the 40 in 4.85 seconds, and in position drills he looked like the elite athlete he is built to be.

Oklahoma’s Trent Williams, one of the top-rated tackles entering the Combine, showed elite quickness in the kick-slide drills and ran a 4.88 40, putting to rest any questions that he isn’t athletic enough to play left tackle in the NFL.

While some still list Indiana OL Rodger Saffold at guard, he was the most impressive left tackle during the postseason all-star games. He continued to improve his stock Saturday, showing great quickness and agility in position drills.

Pitt TE Dorin Dickerson ran a blazing 40 (unofficially 4.40 seconds) and produced a 43-inch vertical jump, both of which will likely improve his stock. When we evaluated him on film and at the Senior Bowl, however, he looked to be more of a straight-line athlete who does not show the fluidity in his hips, even as a tight end, to consistently gain separation against NFL linebackers.

For information and analysis on these and many other players, see the latest Combine Dish in SN’s Pro Football War Room.

For more than 640 player scouting reports from Lande and his team of former NFL scouts — plus updated Mock Draft, Super 99 rankings and more — go to warroom.sportingnews.com.

INDIANAPOLIS — Russ Lande and his team of former NFL scouts take a look at some of the players most affected by what happened on the scales.

With a bullet: Expect Bruce Campbell to rocket up some boards.
With a bullet: Expect Bruce Campbell to rocket up some boards.

Maryland OT Bruce Campbell has been the early star of the Combine. He was impressive at Friday’s weigh-in, then stunned scouts on Saturday. Campbell ran the 40 in 4.85 seconds, and in position drills he looked like the elite athlete he is built to be.

Oklahoma’s Trent Williams, one of the top-rated tackles entering the Combine, showed elite quickness in the kick-slide drills and ran a 4.88 40, putting to rest any questions that he isn’t athletic enough to play left tackle in the NFL.

While some still list Indiana OL Rodger Saffold at guard, he was the most impressive left tackle during the postseason all-star games. He continued to improve his stock Saturday, showing great quickness and agility in position drills.

Pitt TE Dorin Dickerson ran a blazing 40 (unofficially 4.40 seconds) and produced a 43-inch vertical jump, both of which will likely improve his stock. When we evaluated him on film and at the Senior Bowl, however, he looked to be more of a straight-line athlete who does not show the fluidity in his hips, even as a tight end, to consistently gain separation against NFL linebackers.

For information and analysis on these and many other players, see the latest Combine Dish in SN’s Pro Football War Room.

For more than 640 player scouting reports from Lande and his team of former NFL scouts — plus updated Mock Draft, Super 99 rankings and more — go to warroom.sportingnews.com.

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