NY Giants Sign LB Lee Campbell to Help Stop the Run

May 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When is the last time you heard anyone describe a New York Giants middle linebacker as rugged or hard-nosed? 
Monday the Giants signed undrafted rookie free agent LB Lee Campbell out of Minnesota and the former Gopher has some impressive stats.  Campbell led the Golden Gophers in tackles for three straight years, including a fantastic senior year when the middle linebacker racked up 119.
The underrated Campbell's 119 tackles last fall were the third-most in the Big Ten, and he was an all-conference honorable mention. That's a lot of tackles for college ball.
Campbell started his career as a defensive end but made the switch to middle linebacker in 2008 and never looked back.  The newest Giants linebacker is also a very big guy who stands 6'3", 246 pounds.  He just might surprise some people this upcoming season.
Described as a "downhill" linebacker, the kid might actually fit in with the lunch pail type of old school approach.  His colle...

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