Northwestern's Ibraheim Campbell, who is currently battling a hamstring injury, is the leader of the backend defense for the Wildcats.
Campbell is a big hitting safety that can make plays all over the field. In 2014, he was the only returning started on defense for Northwestern.
Campbell is good not only against the run but can cover the necessary routes that a safety would be expected to cover. He has been the leading tackler for the Wildcats for the last two seasons. Has the ability to read plays and make the necessary quick moves to get into position. Has a very high football IQ and his awareness helps him make big plays for his defense.
Not ideal size for a safety that plays his style of football. He is 5’11″ and 220 pounds. When matched up with speedier receivers he tends to get beat deep. Not quite the ball hawk you look for in a safety.
Senior Ibraheim Campbell of Northwestern is a tough nosed safety who has the ability to tackle any and everything. His size may hold him back a little, but he should still be a 5th or 6th round pick in the draft.