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William Campbell | Defensive Tackle

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 308

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Jets selected Michigan DL William Campbell with the No. 178 overall pick.
Campbell (6-foot-4 5/8, 311) performed 35 bench-press reps of 225 pounds at his Pro Day after getting snubbed for a Combine invite. A former big-time recruit, Campbell was considered a college bust until blossoming as a senior into an all-conference pick in the Big Ten. He's a Red Bryant-type player. The Jets fielded the worst run defense in football last year, so the fit makes sense. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 04:15:00 PM

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Michigan DL William Campbell will have a private workout with the New York Jets.

Campbell could be a fit as a nose tackle for the Jets, as he weighs in at 318 pounds and stands 6'5". SI's Tony Pauline suggests Campbell could potentially do a good job occupying gaps in a 3-4, while's Gil Brandt says Campbell "might be a better OL prospect than DL." Campbell was a three-year starter at offensive tackle in high school.
Source: Metro
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 06:01:00 PM's Gil Brandt says the feeling is Michigan DL William Campbell "might be a better OL prospect than DL."

Campbell was a three-year starter at offensive tackle and a two-year starter at defensive tackle in high school, according to Brandt. He is a stout run defender, and showed that strength during his workout, completing 35 reps on the bench press. JR Sweezy is the most recent drafted defensive lineman to make the immediate switch to the offensive line.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Michigan DT William Campbell has reportedly been "dominant at times" during East-West Shrine practices, controlling the line of scrimmage.

Campbell weighed in at a hulking 6-foot-5 and 318 pounds this week, and SI's Tony Pauline hints he's likely headed for a 3-4 scheme as a "gap occupier" rather than collapser of the pocket or playmaker. Campbell started 11-of-13 games for the Wolverines in 2012, amassing 44 tackles, but just 1.5 for a loss and a single sack. He's a late-round five-technique or nose prospect.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:30:00 PM

In an attempt to limit Alabama's running game, Michigan plans to start senior William Campbell and junior Quinton Washington at DT.

The duo combine to weigh 608 pounds. Rather than start junior Jibreel Black at his usual three technique, Washington will play nose and Campbell will scoot over and get the nod to face off against the tandem of center Barrett Jones and guard Chance Warmack. In fact, Jibreel Black could move back outside to a more natural edge position. This is quite a bit of last minute shuffling prior to facing off against the best offensive line in the country.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 02:00:00 PM