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Rams GM: “Be surprised if we stayed at 33″

Posted by Chris Brown on April 23, 2010 – 1:43 pm

In an interview on ESPN Radio Friday, St. Louis Rams GM Billy Devaney said he’d be surprised if they stayed at pick 33 before round two begins tonight at 6pm.

With reports that the Bills and Browns have been in contact with the Rams, you’ve got to believe there are other teams looking to move to the top of the board on day two as well. The Rams apparently feel with all the offers they’re getting they’ll soon be getting an offer they can’t refuse.

There’s a lot of speculation on what the Bills might be targeting, but if they do in fact get up to 33 I see Buffalo targeting a left tackle. The top three prospects left on the board at that position at this point are Rodger Saffold, Charles Brown and Bruce Campbell.


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OT Campbell putting up numbers

Posted by Chris Brown on February 27, 2010 – 10:14 am

Maryland OT Bruce Campbell already put up some good numbers just weighing in as he was 315 pounds at 6’6 1/4″ with 36-inch arms. He also put 34 reps up on the bench press. After his 40 time here at the combine Saturday he’s officially a workout fiend.

Campbell thus far has put up the best 40 time among offensive linemen at an unofficial 4.78.

He’s forecast as a late first-round pick as he’s considered a better pass protector than run blocker, though he did improve his run blocking last season.


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Campbell passes eyeball test

Posted by Chris Brown on February 26, 2010 – 4:10 pm

Winner of the Adonis award thus far at the Combine is Maryland OT Bruce Campbell. The guy is put together.

Campbell said he measured today at 6’6 1/2″ 315 with 10 1/2 inch hands and gargantuan 36 1/2 inch arms. The photo below was the best I could do, but doesn’t do the man justice. He was chiseled, which is hard to accomplish at that height. Campbell is forecast to be a late first-round pick, with pass protection being his best asset. Still working on the run blocking.


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Mock has OT to Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on February 10, 2010 – 12:01 pm

Corey Chavous, a former NFL safety and draft analyst for NFL Network has put his own mock draft together for 2010. And for the Bills he has them taking an offensive tackle with the ninth overall pick.

Chavous has Buffalo taking Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga. Bulaga is widely viewed as one of the most NFL ready tackles in the class while the upside is deemed higher by many for Anthony Davis and Bruce Campbell.

It should be noted in Chavous’ mock he has Russell Okung off the board at 4 to Washington, Anthony Davis off the board at 6 to Seattle, and I believe an OT is very likely for the Seahawks at 6 with Walter Jones a good bet to retire. He then has Trent Williams going 8 overall to the Raiders, which might be a little high in most eyes, but hey it’s Oakland.

So with the run on OTs happening early in Chavous’ mock, he has Buffalo taking Bulaga. I like Bulaga, provided he checks out medically (thyroid condition, shoulder injuries). He drive blocks guys 10 to 15 yards downfield at times. He also steers pass rushers wide around the pocket well. For a tall guy I think he’s pretty good at redirecting too. Whether he’s worthy of the ninth overall pick however, is up to the Bills and the Bills only.


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Another OT enters draft pool

Posted by Chris Brown on December 18, 2009 – 10:08 am

A junior at the University of Maryland, offensive tackle Bruce Campbell has declared himself eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft, electing to forgo his senior season with the Terps.

The 6’7″ 310-pound tackle has been told by the NFL Advisory Board that he could be drafted anywhere between the middle of the first to the middle of the second round this spring.

ESPN’s Scouts Inc has him ranked as the 24th best prospect overall. He’s still considered a bit of a work in progress by ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay, but had a good 2009 season and his upside is promising.

Another junior that scouts are waiting on is Rutgers OT Anthony Davis, who ranks 14th overall on the Scouts Inc. prospect rankings list.


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