Maryland T Bruce Campbell on Seahawks' Radar
Bruce Campbell (Maryland Athletics)
NorthwestFootball.net
Posted Feb 27, 2010


Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell, who has impressed scouts with his size and workouts, met with the Seattle Seahawks this week.

Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell cemented his status as a first-round prospect when he measured in at 6-6 and weighed 314 pounds, with 36 1/4" arms on Thursday.

Campbell did 34 reps in the 225-pound bench press on Friday, and when he hit Lucas Oil Stadium for on-field workouts on Saturday, posted unofficial times of 4.78 and 4.81 in the 40-yard dash.

Update: Campbell's official time in the 40-yard dash was 4.85, fastest among offensive linemen.

Campbell has been described as one of the most improving looking physical specimens scouts have ever seen, as he has very little fat on his 6-6, 314-pound frame. His father was a basketball player, so Campbell attributes his physique to good genes.

"It’s genetics, you know," Campbell said on Thursday. "I didn’t really work hard at it until I really started to see how to use my body. 'If I lift, this is how much bigger I could get.' That’s what it was."

There are questions about Campbell's technique, as he only started 17 games at Maryland before declaring for the NFL Draft. Campbell knows he has room for improvement, technique-wise, perhaps more so than the rest of the tackle prospects.

"I do. I really do. I feel everyone has room for improvement," Campbell said. "But I feel like I have a little more. My first year, I'm really going to work on it because I really want to get in and play. I'm not the type of person who comes to the NFL and is satisfied with just being here.

"I actually want to do something in the NFL."

Campbell has met with the St. Louis Rams, who have the first overall pick in this year's draft, though that's probably a case of the Rams meeting with all the top prospects in case they trade down from the top spot. Campbell has also met with the Oakland Raiders (who pick 8th), the Houston Texans (20th), and the tackle-needy Indianapolis Colts, who pick 31st.

Campbell also spoken to the Seattle Seahawks, who hold the 6th and 14th picks in this year's draft and have a major need at the left tackle position.

In addition to writing for NorthwestFootball.net, Brian McIntyre blogs daily at Mac's Football Blog. You can follow Brian on Twitter, and if you’d like to e-mail him, you can always do so by clicking here.


Related Stories
Maryland T Bruce Campbell on Seahawks' Radar
 -by NorthwestFootball.net  Feb 27, 2010
Dwyer Completes Three Team Interviews
 -by ScoutNFLNetwork.com  Feb 27, 2010
Oregon State's Canfield Eager to Show Off Arm
 -by NorthwestFootball.net  Feb 27, 2010

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from NorthwestFootball.net. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Seattle
[View My HotList]