Packers news: Green Bay could be eyeing Ohio State WR Parris Campbell
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Report: Packers could be eyeing Ohio State WR Parris Campbell

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The Green Bay Packers own two picks in the first round in 2019 draft and according to Albert Breer, one guy the Packers could have their eyes on is Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Parris Campbell.

Most believe that he will be an early second round pick but the last few days his name as moved up on draft boards so he could make a lot of sense with the 30th selection.

Campbell is a good wide receiver but he is also a really good kick returner that would be a difference maker from day one on special teams.

NFL analyst Lance Zierlein compares Campbell to Percy Harvin and a lot of that has to do with the kick return ability.

Blue-chip athlete with elite package of size, speed and fluidity as a big slot receiver. Campbell’s athletic attributes could create a coverage conundrum if his offensive coordinator puts him in a diversified role that allows him to attack vertically more often. Teams know he’s a gifted athlete, but he needs to add more polish as a route-runner to become a well-rounded target instead of a gadget slot. His upside is bolstered by his traits while his special teams ability and talent with the ball in his hands should level out any bust concerns.

The Packers 30th pick could also be a place that teams might to try to move up for so if the Packers think they can move back a few picks and still get Campbell maybe that is the route they will go.