William Campbell: Video Highlights for Former Michigan DT
William Campbell didn't exhibit the foot speed, sheer power or natural disruptive abilities to garner significant attention in the months leading up to the 2013 NFL draft, but at 6'5'' and 308 pounds, the former Michigan Wolverine has the size to play on the defensive interior at the professional ranks.
He accumulated stats all four seasons in Ann Arbor but finished with only three sacks and 63 total tackles since 2009.
Here are some of the top plays of William Campbell's collegiate career.
Tackle vs. Alabama in 2012
Campbell's inherent strength is on full display in this run versus Alabama.
At the point of attack, Barrett Jones and Anthony Steen double-team him, as the play is directed in the hole Campbell is assigned to close.
The Michigan defender is initially pushed back, but he re-anchors amazingly well and and is able to fight Jones back into the ball-carrier, Eddie Lacy.
Run Stop vs. Notre Dame in 2012
This isn't a flashy play for Campbell, but it is one all defensive tackles need to make at the next level.
Upon being blocked by tight end Tyler Eifert, who has just come into motion, Campbell stacks and sheds wonderfully, meeting the Fighting Irish runner in the hole to stop him for no gain.
Sack vs. Alabama in 2012
On this play, Campbell initially works against guard Chance Warmack, a probable first-round pick in this year's draft, and beats him to the outside on an edge speed rush.
Campbell then demonstrates good closing speed as he takes down quarterback AJ McCarron before he can release the football.
Sack vs. Nebraska in 2011
Although Campbell is originally stymied on a swim-move attempt, he persists and is not forced back by Nebraska's right guard.
After battling with the offensive lineman and actually somewhat collapsing the pocket, Campbell is able to get his hands on Huskers cornerback Taylor Martinez for the sack.
Quarterback Pressure vs. Notre Dame in 2012
This play didn't go down in the stat book for Campbell, and actually, it ended with a Notre Dame completion.
However, the Michigan defensive lineman applied interior pressure on the quarterback, which is sometimes all that can be asked of an inside defender.
Playing the left defensive tackle spot, Campbell drives back the Fighting Irish right guard and forces Tommy Rees out of the pocket.
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