Jack Campbell shines with top athleticism rating among LBs at NFL Combine
Jack Campbell left his mark on the NFL Combine Friday afternoon while taking part in the linebacker workouts in Indianapolis.
When it was all said and done, Campbell walked away as one of the most impressive combinations of overall athleticism in the group. According to NFL’s Next Gen Stats, the Iowa star generated an 89 athleticism score which is tops for all linebackers at this year’s combine.
Next Gen Stats also revealed Campbell is the only linebacker since 2003 to measure over 6-foot-4, jump more than 37″ on his vertical, post a broad jump of at least 10’8″ and run under 4.7 in the 40-yard dash. Campbell’s official 40-yard dash time was 4.65.
Iowa’s Jack Campbell is the only linebacker since 2003 to measure in over 6’4, jump more than 37″ in the vertical, 10’8″ in the broad jump, and run a sub-4.70 40.
Campbell holds the top NGS athleticism score (89) among LBs at this year’s combine.@HawkeyeFootball | #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/aLgHWndsKj
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) March 3, 2023
Those scores are likely not a surprise to any Iowa fan that watched Campbell rack up 265 total tackles across 2021-22. He was also the 2022 Butkus Award winner, the B1G’s Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus All-American.
Impact on Campbell’s draft stock
To this point, most mock drafts have not placed Campbell as a first-round pick. While he may not slide up into the first round, Campbell has certainly solidified his case as a rangy, versatile, total-package linebacker.
He stands to be a likely plug-and-play linebacker early on no matter where he’s drafted.