Friday, February 26, 2010
LT Campbell gets extra exam attention
By Tim MacMahon
INDIANAPOLIS -- Maryland's Bruce Campbell looks more like a power forward than a left tackle.
How many 314-pound dudes have washboard abs? This is one of them. No wonder a veteran personnel man described Campbell's body as the best he's ever seen after Thursday's weigh-in at the scouting combine.
"It's genetics," Campbell said, shrugging the massive shoulders that are connected to 36 1/4-inch arms.
But the medical examinations later in the day might not have helped the probable first-rounder's draft stock.
Doctors had Campbell, a possibility for the Cowboys at No. 27 overall, undergo a series of tests after learning that he underwent an non-football-related operation in high school on the area where his spine meets the base of his skull.
"After listening to the doctors talk yesterday, it’s really over my head," Campbell said Friday. "I don’t know how to explain it more."
There were already some concerns about Campbell's durability after he missed three games last season due to a knee injury and turf toe.