Former Northwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell is headed to Cleveland. The Browns selected Campbell with the 115th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Campbell becomes Northwestern's highest pick since Corey Wooton was taken by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round in 2010.
Campbell was a four-year starter in Evanston. He was never a flashy player, but he was an impact player from day one, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, and an All-Big Ten first team honoree this past season. He finished his career tied for third on Northwestern's all-time interceptions leaderboard with 11.
Campbell's two greatest assets are his physicality and his intangibles. He put up 23 bench press reps at the NFL Combine, second among defensive backs, and is great up near the line of scrimmage. He's also a really intelligent player, and is a "high-character" guy.
His biggest weakness on the NFL level might be his range. He isn't exactly a ballhawk and occasionally takes poor angles in coverage. However, Campbell did run an unofficial 4.47 40-yard dash at his pro day.
For a more in-depth scouting report on Campbell, including his measurables, a highlight tape and his career stats, check out his draft capsule.
Another thing the Browns probably liked about Campbell is his versatility. Northwestern doesn't distinguish between free safety and strong safety -- instead, the Wildcats play a left and right safety -- so Campbell is comfortable playing in the box or in centerfield.
The Browns' current starting safeties are Donte Whitner and Tashaun Gipson, and it's unlikely that Campbell would be able to jump either as a rookie. However, there is uncertainty surrounding Gipson, who is a restricted free agent, and backup safety Jim Leonhard recently retired. So this seems like a good spot for Campbell, especially considering the Browns have some of the best cornerbacks in the league.
Campbell is currently in Philadelphia, where he starred in high school as a running back and defensive back, with family, and was supposedly not watching the draft when his name was called.
He will likely join the Browns next weekend for their three-day rookie minicamp.