Colts Select Wide Receiver Parris Campbell With 59th-Overall Pick

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INDIANAPOLIS — With the 59th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts have selected wide receiver Parris Campbell.

Campbell — who stands at 6-foot and weighs 205 pounds — is coming off a 2018 season at Ohio State in which he was selected first-team All-Big Ten, leading his team with 90 receptions for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2017, he was a third-team All-Big Ten selection, catching 40 passes for 584 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing the ball 10 times for 132 yards with one score on the ground.

Campbell was a third-team All-Big Ten selection as a kick returner in 2016, logging 21 returns for 583 yards (27.8 yards per attempt).

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein — who compared Campbell to Percy Harvin — wrote this about Campbell in his draft profile:

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.

As of now, the Colts’ next pick is in the third round (89th-overall).

For more on this selection, check back with Colts.com.

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