Parris Campbell turning a lot of heads in Indianapolis
Training camp has just begun, but the Indianapolis Colts are already loving what they are seeing from rookie wide receiver Parris Campbell.
On Sunday, Campbell made a some really nice plays, which caught the attention of head coach Frank Reich:
“Did you see those?’’ Reich asked rhetorically Sunday, according to Mike Chappell of CBS 4 Indy. “There were a couple of really nice ones down there.’’
Campbell, who played his collegiate football at Ohio State, was selected by the Colts in the second round (59th pick overall) of the draft back in April, and it’s looking like he might end up being a big part of Indianapolis’ offense at some point.
“That just puts an exclamation point on it,’’ Reich said. “The two plays he made in the red zone today weren’t hybrid, gadget slot receiver-type plays. They were legit NFL I’’m-gonna-be-a-stud-receiver plays.’ Ran two phenomenal routes, made two big plays in the red zone. Everything we’ve seen so far has been a very positive sign.’’
The bad news is that Campbell suffered a hamstring injury late in practice on Sunday.
Campbell is coming off of a terrific senior campaign in which he hauled in 90 receptions for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns, which was by far his most productive collegiate season.
He arrived at Ohio State back in 2015 but didn’t play, and the following year, his impact was limited, as he logged just 13 catches for 121 yards. He then began to show signs of breaking out in 2017, when he caught 40 passes for 584 yards and three scores.