Ibraheim Campbell, SS

School: Northwestern  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 208 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.52--23 ----

Player Overview

Despite missing four games his senior season due to various injuries (including a hamstring), Campbell leaves Northwestern with an impressive resume that includes 45 career starts, 316 career tackles, 24 passes broken up and 11 interceptions - good for second all-time with the Wildcats.

He turned in a big time performance against Notre Dame, sparking Northwestern's surprising overtime win with two forced fumbles, the last of which occurred with just 1:28 remaining in the fourth quarter and set up the Wildcats' game-tying field goal to force the extra session. The team captain forced two other fumbles in his injury-shortened 2014 campaign, tying for the Big Ten lead. Campbell showed off his toughness (and playmaking ability) with a solid showing at the Senior Bowl.

Campbell isn't the biggest or fastest player on the field, but he's one of the smartest and prides himself on playing assignment sound football with as few mistakes as possible. Campbell makes accurate reads and breaks down the action quickly to make plays, although he does have room to improve his functional strength and finishing ability when he's close to the ball. He is very well liked in the locker room and is a four-time All-Academic Big Ten player while majoring in economics.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Campbell's dedication towards improvement isn't limited to the classroom, as his rocked-up build proves. Good key and diagnosis skills. Attacks the line of scrimmage, showing quickness to the ball as well as the vision to avoid would-be blockers. Breaks down to make the effective open-field tackle, though he'll occasionally lunge at the legs of ball-carriers, rather than wrapping securely.

Seems to enjoy the physicality of the game, dropping his shoulder to spark an explosive collision when he can. Showed better recovery speed in Mobile than expected, slapping away passes after being initially beaten and intercepting a ball during live scrimmaging. Good hand-eye coordination and timing were necessary on each play.

Showed his passion for the game by participating in the Senior Bowl despite being a four-year starter with plenty of tape for scouts to pore over.

WEAKNESSES: Better driving toward the line of scrimmage than dropping back into coverage, as he has a high, choppy backpedal and is a bit stiff in his lateral movements. Possesses acceptable straight-line speed but may not be fast enough to handle sideline to sideline coverage. A bit inconsistent with his pursuit angles, running around would-be blockers and sacrificing yardage, at times.

--Rob Rang, Dane Brugler

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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Browns' 12 picks: Round 4/115 - Ibraheim Campbell, S, 5-11, 208, Northwestern...Campbell's main role will be on special teams and backing up strong safety Donte Whitner. He is regarded as better at defending the run than the pass. He missed four games in 2014 with a torn hamstring. - The Sports Xchange


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