6 early NFL Combine studs Steelers should be enthralled with

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2. Jack Campbell could be the linebacker Steelers have been looking for

If you want to find some rare traits for an off-ball linebacker, look no further than Iowa's Jack Campbell. At 6'4 1/2'' and 249 pounds, Campbell was already drawing Tremaine Edmunds and Leighton Vander Esch comparisons before the NFL Combine. Now those seem to be completely justified.

Campbell was a stud all around in Indianapolis. He was a remarkably smooth mover in drills and his change of direction ability is uncanny for a player of his size. Though Campbell didn't have elite testing speed, a 4.65 40-yard dash is still very impressive for a linebacker his size. However, his 6.74 3-cone drill was an elite number even when compared to NFL wide receivers.

As an overall athlete, Campbell tested in the 99th percentile, according to Relative Athletic Score. Now we have an outstanding Combine performance to pair with remarkable college production and great film.

Campbell is impressive enough to go in the back half of the first round, but if he slips to the second round, the Pittsburgh Steelers will absolutely have him on their radar as a potential prospect to solve their problems at the linebacker position in 2023 and beyond.