Despite the eye-popping 4.78-second 40-yard dash generated by non-donut-eating Bruce Campbell in the donut run and his 34 reps in the 225-pound bench press, Campbell isn’t a lock to be taken in the top ten.
He’s not even a lock to be taken in round one.
One league source tells us that multiple teams have applied a round-four grade on Campbell, based on evaluation of his college game film. Another league source described Campbell’s game film as “terrible.”
The dynamic immediately brings to mind Jets linebacker Vernon Gholston. The Jets fell in love with his physique and his non-football feats, and they ignored a set of 2007 game tapes in which he disappeared for long stretches. The thinking by many — that a player destined to be great in the NFL is always great in the college game — has been confirmed by Gholston’s NFL career to date.