Earlier today, we mentioned the fact that the Indianapolis Colts have been meeting with a number of linebackers throughout the pre-draft process, and we noted that we can add another player to the list in LSU's Deion Jones.
The list doesn't end there, however, as the St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson reports that Minnesota outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell has worked out for the Indianapolis Colts at the University of Minnesota. Tomasson notes that Campbell has also worked out for the New England Patriots, Houston Texans, and Dallas Cowboys, while the linebacker will also visit with the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons.
Campbell began his collegiate career at Hutchinson Community College, where he spent two seasons before transferring to Minnesota. During his three years at Minnesota, he played in 39 games (starting 27) and recorded 208 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and a blocked kick. He was an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2015 and was an Academic All-Big Ten in 2014.
He has tremendous size for the NFL, as Minnesota listed him as 6-5, 239 pounds. Campbell also possesses good athleticism and talent, making him a very intriguing prospect for NFL teams to potentially work with. The problem, however, is his inconsistency and his instincts, which offsets the ideal size a bit. Still, teams will be interested in taking a chance on De'Vondre Campbell, as they see his natural talent and hope to continue to develop him (according to CBS Sports, Campbell is a projected fifth round pick). For a Colts team that really could use linebacker help, taking a mid-round flier on Campbell could make sense.