2023 NFL Draft Injury Impact: Iowa LB Jack Campbell

One of the top linebacker prospects of the 2023 NFL Draft, Iowa’s Jack Campbell seems to have it all. A Butkus Award winner, William V Campbell Trophy recipient, unanimous All-American, and much more in his final season makes him an attractive target in the early rounds of the draft.  Despite all the accolades, several draft pundits don’t perceive him as the best linebacker prospect which means he could slide on day one or two. One contributing factor may be his injury history. Looking at the surface, he missed minimal time but he had several issues he played through or that were underreported that warrant a closer look. Below is Jack Campbell’s known injury history and concerns moving forward.  Injury History 2019 Right shoulder injury, missed zero games. Campbell suffered a right shoulder injury sometime prior to his first season in Iowa. He noted this in an article over at The Athletic when he discussed getting woken up a bit going up against former first-round draft pick Tristian Wirfs. Looking back at older pictures, Campbell did wear a shoulder harness dating back to his freshman year as seen below.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barrington Wade jr … Continue reading 2023 NFL Draft Injury Impact: Iowa LB Jack Campbell