The 2015 Senior Bowl kicks off this afternoon, but Northwestern's Ibraheim Campbell has already made quite an impression.
As a member of the North team, Campbell instantly impressed in practice and even got a shoutout from NFL Network's Mike Mayock on the first day. On Thursday the 5-foot-11, 210-pound safety again stood out when he intercepted East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden on this play. NFL Network named him Thursday's player of the day.
Here's a snippet of what Campell had to say Tuesday at Media Night according to Kevin Fishbaum of chicagofootball.com:
"You can't really ask for more than this coming out of your senior year," Campbell said. "This exposure, competing with the best of the best, it's been a lot of fun."
Campbell also talked about what scouts are looking for from him this week:
"I've heard through different avenues just my man-to-man coverage needs to be proven, improved," Campbell said. "And just a more consistent tackler, taking angles and things like that."
Not everyone is high on Campbell. A Philadelphia Eagles Draft Insider labeled the NU senior as one of his "sliders" on Wednesday and dubbed him a "one-dimensional, run-defending safety who can only play downhill."
Nonetheless, that was one of the only negative reports about Campbell's performance that surfaced this week from Mobile, Alabama. Judging from the majority of the senior bowl coverage it sure seems like Campbell did enough to impress some scouts and improve his draft stock. Almost all of the tweets about Campbell's practice performances were positive. Here are a few of the highlights:
The founder of footballgameplan.com tweeted:
An SB Nation NFL Draft Editor tweeted:
An editor for optimumscouting.com tweeted:
Campbell aims to turn even more heads when the North team takes on the South team this afternoon. Here are the details:
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