Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell  LB  Iowa | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jack Campbell
Height
6-5
Weight
249
College
Iowa
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Cedar Falls, IA
87.6/100
Player Rating
4
PositionRank (LB)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
125
Sol tackles
59

Jack Campbell LB Iowa | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jack Campbell LB Iowa
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 03/29/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.65 seconds (67%*)
Age: 23.9 DOB: 08/22/2000
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (96%*) Weight: 249 (83%*)
Hands: 10 1/4 (79%*) Arm: 31 7/8 (41%*) Span: 78 2/8 (88%*)
Forty: 4.65 (C) (67%*) Shuttle: 4.24 (C) (66%*) Ten Yard: 1.59 (C) (70%*)
Vertical: 37.5 (C) (85%*) Broad: 128 (C) (96%*)
Three Cone: 6.74 (C) (96%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 03/29/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.65 seconds (67%*)
Age: 23.9 DOB: 08/22/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (96%*) Weight: 249 (83%*)
Hands: 10 1/4 (79%*) Arm: 31 7/8 (41%*)
Span: 78 2/8 (88%*)
Forty: 4.65 (C) (67%*) Shuttle: 4.24 (C) (66%*)
10 Yard: 1.59 (C) (70%*)
Vertical: 37.5 (C) (85%*) Broad: 128 (C) (96%*)
3 Cone: 6.74 (C) (96%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 87.6 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
90%
Pass Rush:
70%
Run Defense:
86%
Coverage:
92%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Late
Overall Rank: #26 Position rank: #4
College Games: 35 College Snaps: 1958
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 75/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 90 Stars 247 RATING: 90/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Detroit Lions Drafted: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 18 (DET)
Draft Profile: Bio
Jack Campbell from Cedar Falls High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Campbell joined Iowa after being lightly recruited.

In 2019 as a freshman Campbell saw action in 4 games and played a total of 41 snaps at linebacker for the Hawkeyes. He recorded only 3 tackles, one assist, while adding one stop.

As a sophomore for the Hawkeyes in 2020 Campbell played in 5 games and took part in 141 snaps for the Hawkeyes. He recorded 24 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 18 stops. In coverage Campbell made 2 pass breakups, one interception, and a QB rating when targetted of 79.6. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 7 total pressures, and 6 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Campbell played in 14 games and contributed on 972 snaps. He recorded an impressive 95 tackles, 44 assists while making a huge 56 stops. In coverage Campbell chalked up 3 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 85.3. As a pass rusher, he produced 13 total pressures, which included 7 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and one sack on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Campbell had a massive year as he logged playing time in 12 games and a total of 804 snaps for the Hawkeyes. He added 77 tackles, 37 assists, and 47 stops. While in coverage Campbell made one pass breakup, 2 interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 70.6. As a pass rusher, he tallied 13 total pressures, which included 9 QB hurries, and 4 QB hits on the season.
Honors & awards
  • 2022 Dick Butkus Award winner for the best linebacker in the nation
  • 2022 first-team All-America by Walter Camp, Sporting News, Associated Press, FWAA, AFCA and Phil Steele
  • 2022 first-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media
  • 2022 Campbell Trophy
  • 2021 Academic All-Big Ten, second-team All-America by FWAA and Phil Steele
  • 2021 second-team midseason All-America by The Athletic
  • 2021 first-team All-Big Ten by league media and Phil Steele
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Campbell has been a hugely productive player who has received an almost endless list of awards - including the Butkus award
  • Prototypical size for the position standing 6-4 and weighing in at 249 lbs combined with excellent speed (4.65 combine forty)
  • He’s a sure and violent wrap-up tackler with sideline-to-sideline range. He’s an excellent tackler in space, showing loose hips and the ability to break down and contain runners.
  • Can attack the edge with speed and has the flexibility to dip low and under the tackle's reach.
  • Really improved his stock at the combine where he displayed serious explosion putting up a 128 broad jump and a 6.74 three-cone both in the 96th percentile
  • Team captain who is like a coach on the field - super smart player quick thinking with a high football IQ
  • Good closing speed with long arms to drag down quarterbacks and running backs.
  • Campbell will always try to plow into the largest piles and has a good knack of ending up glued to the ball carrier.
  • He possesses an intriguing blend of size and movement skills. He has good length, wide shoulders, and long arms, and Campbell has room to add weight.
  • Reacts well to draw plays and misdirection, sniffs out screens to his side of the field. Keeps his eyes in the backfield when rushing the passer and uses hands and strength to stay in the play.
  • Has complete position versatility - can play any linebacker position as well as on the edge with his hand on the ground
  • Has become elite in coverage - plays the position like a pumped-up safety - is easily able to lock down tight ends man-to-man
  • Campbell has big value as an inside blitzer as well, showing the initial burst to shoot through gaps and disrupt the backfield.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Occasionally caught out of position if exposed to a lot of presnap activity. Almost too aware and overthinks
  • Not fluid enough in space which slows his reaction speed
  • Despite the combine agility drills proving otherwise he isn't quite as twitchy as you would want
  • Suffered a knee injury early in 2022 - will need to check out medically
  • Campbell is a stretch to be able to cover tight ends or running backs in the NFL.
  • Needs to use his hands more violently to defeat blocks while coming after the quarterback at the next level.
  • Upper body strength is not elite and will lose power battles against bigger offensive linemen
Scouting Report: Summary
Coming into the combine Jack Campbell was known as a hugely dominant, skillful, and successful college player whose only major negative was his reportedly average athletic ability. He proved his doubters very wrong as he displayed speed, explosion, and power in all the drills where he competed. Campbell has a chance to be a special player at the next level and will start as a rookie and has a good chance of quickly establishing himself as a pro-bowl-caliber player.

Cambell has first-round talent, although due to the lack of demand for traditional-style linebackers in the modern pro game, he'll probably hear his name called in the second round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Jack Campbell percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Jack Campbell (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
50.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
6.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.