With the No. 115 pick in the Cleveland Browns selected S Ibraheim Campbell out of Northwestern., the
The Browns have two good starting safeties in Donte Whitner and Tashaun Gipson, but we saw how often the Browns liked using a third safety last year. That third safety was Jim Leonhard, who retired this past offseason. Campbell could be utilized in a similar role and on special teams.
He was on our draft tracker heading into the draft. Here is what CBS Sports' Dane Bruglar said about Campbell:
A four-year starter, Campbell isn’t a well-known name, but he has been the Landon Collins of the Big Ten since he arrived in Evanston. He is aggressive downhill and throws his body around with the break down skills and strong hands to be a reliable wrap up tackler. While tough vs. the run, Campbell lacks an extra gear and is often a step too late in coverage, allowing too many big plays through the air. Northwestern hasn’t produced a defensive draft pick since 2010 when Campbell was a senior in high school, but he projects as a mid-round draft pick and box safety, who is ideally suited as a back-up and special teams player.
What do you think, Browns fans?