Oakland Raiders: A Case for Bruce Campbell

March 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This year, after the combine was over and mock drafts began to show Bruce Campbell going to the Raiders, the fan base gave out a collective groan.
"Not another combine stand out!"
Even worse, he comes from the same school as the Raiders last first round draft pick, who happened to be a combine standout, and whom many are already proclaiming a bust.
But showing outstanding measurables and athletic ability is no reason to scoff and a potential draft pick. If anything it shows a will to better himself, along with great work ethic and most obviously, superior physical ability.
Darius Hayward-Bey and Bruce Campbell aren't the first combine stand outs from Maryland. They are merely two names in a long list of players from Maryland who increased their draft stock with impressive combine numbers. It must be something in the water.
Two notable players, Shaune Merriman and Vernon Davis, were also from Maryland. Without elite combine numbers, neit...

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