2011 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans Select Cal U DB Tommie Campbell

Well, speaking of coming out of nowhere, the Titans made their final selection in this year's draft and went with Tommie Cambpell, a safety from California University in Pennsylvania. I've been scouring the internet for something, anything, on this guy, but I'm basically coming up empty. I do know that he ran a blazingly fast 4.33 for the NFL scouts in attendance, and adding small school prospects is definitely something that I advocate, but I just can't seem to figure out where this pick came from.

Campbell is a converted safety, switching from linebacker in 2008, so I'm thinking that Reinfeldt and the boys liked his versatility which seems to be a theme in this draft. Something else that caught my eye is that Campbell has played for three different schools and began his college career in 2005 at Pitt, so he's definitely on the older side of prospects. He failed out of Pitt after two years and skipped all of his classes at Edinboro resulting in expulsion. However, Campbell seems to think that he is more than up to the task of being an NFL player and becoming a productive member of society.

"I'm very happy and thankful that Coach Luckhardt gave me another chance," Campbell said. "Cal gave me another shot at pursuing my dream, which is to be a success in the NFL. 

"I'd like to think I'm still athletic enough to play at that level. I'm the same athlete I've always been. But now, I'm much more mature as a person, and I'm going to do everything I can to make it in the NFL."

 

Either way, in Reinfeldt's view, his physical measurables stacked up (he stands at 6', 208 pounds) and he's officially a Titan.

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