Maryland tackle Bruce Campbell heading to NFL

Over-sized left tackle Bruce Campbell will leave Maryland with a year of college eligibility remaining to enter the NFL Draft.

"I feel I can be something special and this is best for me," Campbell said. "I have good size and I can protect the quarterbacks' blind side. I played defensive line in high school so I can also think like a defensive player, which is an advantage."

Campbell certainly has the frame and athleticism to be something special at 6-foot-7 and 310 pounds. What really held him back this year were multiple injuries, including turf toe and an issue with his medial collateral ligament. Campbell has also started only a year and a half for Maryland.

Currently, Campbell projects as a mid-first-round talent, but his stock should rise in offseason workouts. ESPN's Scouts Inc. rate Campbell as the 24th best player eligible for the draft.

After all juniors declare by Jan. 15, the Mocking the Draft site rankings will be redone, and Campbell will have a much higher ranking. Here is a sneak peek at how the tackle prospects will be ranked:

1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
2. Anthony Davis, Rutgers (has not declared)
3. Bruce Campbell, Maryland
4. Bryan Bulaga, Iowa (has not declared)
5. Charles Brown, USC

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