2. Parris Campbell starting at wide receiver
Despite a strong charge made by players like Mike Strachan in the preseason, Campbell has won the No. 4 wide receiver job. With TY Hilton on the mend, the oft-injured burner from Ohio State entering his third season will move into the starting lineup alongside Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal.
Campbell was easy to fall in love with in college, as a speedy Tyreek Hill/Percy Harvin type of player is even more valuable in the increasingly pass-happy NFL. However, due to injuries and his own play on the field, he has just a handful of catches to his name through two seasons. This may be his last chance.
Parris Campbell will get a chance to prove himself to the Colts.
Pascal is by no means a burner, and Pittman was drafted to add a physical possession receiver into the fold. If Wentz wants to go deep down the field, he’ll likely be looking for Campbell, so the wideout won’t be able to complain about a lack of targets or low volume.
Campbell might’ve struggled to stay on the field, but the preseason showed that his speed is just as dangerous as it was during his Buckeye days. If he flops, not only will it be tough for him to secure a second contract with Indy, but it could leave the Colts out of vertical field-stretches this season until Hilton returns.