Ibraheim Campbell selected in the 4th round by the Cleveland Browns
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As we have expected, Ibraheim Campbell is the first Wildcat off the board, going to the Cleveland Browns in the 4th round with the 115th overall pick. Northwestern hasn’t had a player drafted since 2012, when Jeremy Ebert and Drake Dunsmore were both selected in the 7th round. Campbell is an aggressive, downhill player who can play up in run support. He has a nose for the ball, as shown by his numerous key interceptions during his time in purple, but scouts have raised concerns about his about his ability in one-on-one coverage over the top.
Campell will backup the Browns starting safeties Tashuan Gipson Jr. and Donte Whitner. However, Gipson Jr., will be an unrestricted free agent after this season and still hasn’t signed his second-round restricted free agent tender. And with Jim Leonard retiring, Campbell could see a lot of playing time in the near future.
Campbell was one of two Wildcats selected along with quarterback Trevor Siemian, selected by the Broncos with the No. 250 pick in the seventh round.