Parris Campbell – WR (Ohio State)
Campbell created a lot of positive buzz for himself with his performance at the 2019 combine. Obviously, his 4.31 40-Yard Dash time got people talking. But he followed that up with a 40-inch vertical jump, an 11’3″ broad jump, and a blazing 4.03 in the 20-yard shuttle.
These numbers are even more impressive after factoring in his 6-foot, 205 pound frame. Campbell also looked great in the gauntlet drill where he showed off his sticky mitts. He was just all around impressive.
Campbell was considered a late third to fourth-round prospect heading into the combine and now he is someone that many think could be off the board sometime in round two.
The Vikings are looking for a third wide receiver this year and Campbell with his deep speed would be a nice fit. It’s hard to say for sure if Minnesota would actually use a second-round choice on a wide receiver. The Vikings do have bigger needs to fill this offseason like defensive line, linebacker, and of course, the offensive line.
If this former Buckeye somehow fell to the Vikings in the third round, they’d almost have to pull the trigger. A wide receiving corps of Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, and Parris Campbell would be hard for opposing defenses to stop. It would also open up the run game for Minnesota, as teams would be so concerned about stopping the Vikings’ pass attack.
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