The New York Giants added extensive receiver depth on Thursday, agreeing to phrases with Parris Campbell on a one-year deal.
It wasn’t precisely a giant splash for basic supervisor Joe Schoen, but it surely was a top quality transfer that helps a missing unit. And within the thoughts of Kevin Hickey, managing editor of Colts Wire, it was one other plus deal for the Giants as a result of Campbell is greater than only a receiver.
“Campbell was a second-round choose with the Colts within the 2019 NFL draft again when Andrew Luck was nonetheless on the grid (considerably). He brings good dimension and elite velocity (4.31 40) as a stable slot possibility and is electrical after the catch. He even brings some juice to the run sport in jet sweeps and end-arounds. The largest problem together with his profession has been the accidents,” Hickey mentioned.
These accidents are clearly the largest concern in relation to Campbell. And though he’s decided to remain wholesome, that’s simpler mentioned than executed.
“His dangerous luck with accidents could even be on par with the previous franchise quarterback of the Colts. The factor in regards to the accidents, although, is that they’re fluky and extra typical of dangerous luck,” Hickey mentioned. “Throughout his rookie 12 months in 2019, he handled 4 separate accidents, three of which required ‘minor’ surgical procedure. However he saved bouncing again till broke his hand late within the season, an harm he tried to play by. Then in 2020, he led the crew in targets and yards in Week 1. On the very first play of Week 2, he took a low hit from Harrison Smith. Torn PCL and MCL. Out for the remainder of the season.
“In 2021, he was gaining steam over the primary six video games after which broke his foot mid-play on a 51-yard landing catch in opposition to the Texans. Returned in Week 18 simply in time to see Carson Wentz blow the Colts’ 97% probability at a playoff berth. Lastly, he stayed wholesome in 2022.”
The Colts caught with Campbell by all of the harm points not simply because he’s a gifted participant, however as a result of he’s a high-character man and he’s cherished within the locker room.
Hickey expects that to hold over with the Giants.
“Even with the ghastly quarterback play, Campbell nonetheless posted career-high numbers in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He’s cherished within the locker room and is understood for his excessive character, which is obvious from his perseverance by a ridiculous quantity of accidents,” Hickey mentioned.
In the end, Hickey says, Campbell is each good and difficult. Now he’ll should turn out to be reliable.
“He has an unbelievable work ethic,” Hickey mentioned.