The Colts only drafted one skill player over the weekend, Parris Campbell out of Ohio State. How does he fit into the offense?
The Colts had a big need at wide receiver going into the drat. Surprisingly, they only drafted one, Parris Campbell out of Ohio State. That indicates that they have a lot of faith in Deon Cain to come back and be effective after he tore his ACL after training camp.
With all that being said, how does Campbell fit into this offense now? The short answer; very well. Campbell is a fast receiver, running a 4.33 40 yard dash. The Colts want to have more vertical threats down the field other than T.Y. Hilton. Campbell fits that mold.
Campbell is a burner who can do great things with the ball in his hands in the open field. He can run a lot of seam routes and a lot of crossing routes with great success. Those are the types of routes that Frank Reich wants to run with his offense.
The Colt’s offense is designed for Andrew Luck to get the ball out of his hands quickly. That’s what he did last year. They need receivers who can get open and get yards once they get open. Campbell is a guy who can do that reliably and not have to worry about drops either.
Campbell should have an immediate impact with the Colts’ offense. Expect to see him in the slot a lot this season. With Hilton, Devin Funchess, Campbell and Cain, the receiving corp is shaping up to be pretty good this year.