Parris Campbell Is a Fantastic Fit With the Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts bounced back from a 4-12 campaign in 2017 to win 10 games in 2018 and make a playoff appearance. With one of the best offensive lines in football now protecting Andrew Luck, Indy has a chance to bolster an already talented lineup in this year's draft.
They didn't pick in the first round but used their third second-round pick on Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell.
While Campbell comes with his fair share of concerns, he landed in a thin Indianapolis receiver corps and brings the game-breaking speed that NFL teams covet.
Tied for the best 40-yard dash time among wide receivers, Campbell's 4.31-second sprint ranks him in the 96th-percentile among wide receiver prospects. Campbell not only blazed the 40-yard dash but also posted a broad jump, vertical jump, and short shuttle above the 90th-percentile. Standing at 6'0" and weighing 205 pounds, Campbell is a bit short but not worryingly so.
Unlike some other receivers in this class, Campbell brings significant production concerns. Campbell didn't post 1,000 yards till his senior season, breaking out at the age of 21.1 (34th-percentile), via PlayerProfiler. Also, when adjusted for context within the Ohio State offense, Campbell's 31st-percentile dominator rating presents a major red flag.
Despite Campbell's rare speed, Ohio State also seldom used his athleticism down the field. In a 90-catch season, the former Buckeye only caught two deep passes in 2018, per PFF.
What to Expect in Indy
With only Chester Rogers and Devin Funchess behind T.Y. Hilton on the depth chart, Campbell has one of the clearest paths to fantasy production among rookie wide receivers drafted through the first three rounds. Campbell presents game-breaking speed but should also see a few easy looks each week as a manufactured touch player.
numberFire's editor-in-chief, JJ Zachariason, initially projects Campbell for 77.0 targets, 54.7 receptions, 617.5 yards, and 4 touchdowns as a rookie.