08/08/2014 - Northwestern's NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. S Ibraheim Campbell, RS Senior...One of the most reliable players on the Wildcats' defense the last three seasons, Campbell has started 37 games in Evanston and has recorded 262 total tackles, 29 passes defended and eight interceptions. All four starters in the secondary return for Northwestern in 2014 and Campbell is the unquestioned leader of both the defensive backs and the entire defense.
He 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 three-time All-Academic Big Ten player while majoring in economics. Campbell isn't elite in any one area on the football field, but is very steady and plays with a reliable presence that brings stability to the Northwestern defense. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Ibraheim Campbell,...As the veteran leader in a young secondary, Campbell anchored the unit with a team-high-tying four interceptions while knocking down five other passes. - Northwestern football
12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Ibraheim Campbell,...As the veteran leader in a young secondary, Campbell anchored the unit with a team-high-tying four interceptions while knocking down five other passes. - Northwestern football
08/14/2013 - TOP NORTHWESTERN PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. SS Ibraheim Campbell (5-11, 205, 4.56)*...A high school running back, Campbell switched to the defensive side of the ball and redshirted in his first season in Evanston. He became the Wildcats starting strong safety as a freshman in 2011 and quickly established himself as a defensive leader, finishing among the team leaders in tackles the past two seasons. Campbell is a smart, alert player with a natural feel in the deep half of the field, despite his desire to be a ballcarrier coming out of the prep ranks. His lack of speed will show at times in coverage, but he also shows the confidence and short memory to stay aggressive and limit the mistakes.
Where the coaches are most impressed with Campbell is his desire to improve and the daily progress on and off the field, showing significant improvement since he arrived. His aptitude in the film room shows up on game days and also rubs off on his teammates, a leadership trait that NFL coaches will love. Campbell still has two seasons left of eligibility for the Wildcats and he could wind up as one of the highest drafted Wildcats since Luis Castillo was a first rounder in 2005. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com