Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that we'll take a look at every single player on the roster, from the very bottom to the top and break them down a few different ways. This is to help give everyone a basic understanding of a roster. Of course, this roster will change, and some days we'll have more than one so it's not strictly one per day but Fooch is a crazy person who manages this blog with no rhyme or reason and it's worked so far. Who am I to argue?
The San Francisco 49ers loaded up on wide receivers this offseason, including free agency additions, a draft pick, and several undrafted free agents. The departure of Michael Crabtree and Stevie Johnson opened the door for opportunities, and the team is looking to build some long-term depth at the position.
DiAndre Campbell is the last of the wide receivers for our 90-in-90 series, which should wrap up tomorrow barring a training camp addition. The 49ers signed Campbell as an undrafted free agent out of Washington. The former Huskie measured in at 6'0, 210 pounds at his Pro Day. He ran a 4.53 40, did 16 reps on the bench press, and had a 37 1/2 inch vertical. Campbell did not attend the Combine, but his vertical would have been tenth among wide receivers, and his 40 would have tied for 23rd.
I have not been able to find any scouting reports on Campbell. Matt Barrows described him as "[a]nother receiver with good size and athleticism." Here is the background information the 49ers provided about Campbell.
Appeared in 52 career games as a member of the Huskies and registered 45 receptions for 440 yards and 3 TDs. In 2014, played in 14 games (12 starts) and notched a career-high 24 receptions for 231 yards and 1 TD. As a junior, played in all 13 games and recorded 3 recepts. for 34 yds. In 2012, appeared in 13 games and recorded 16 recepts. for 167 yds. and 2 TDs. As a freshman, played in 13 games, mainly on special teams. Redshirted in 2010. Earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 honors in back to back years at Washington (2012-13). Earned All-Oakland Athletic League first-team honors at Oakland Tech (CA) HS. Led the Oakland Athletic League in receiving with 28 recepts. for 490 yds. and 10 TDs, as a senior. Played on the East Bay All-Star team in the Holiday Classic All-Star game in Sacramento. Also lettered in track & field and basketball. Born 12/19/91 in Oakland, CA.
What to expect in 2015:
He is likely on that short list of players who will be fighting to avoid the first cutdown to 75 players. He could very well shine in training camp and the preseason, but he is likely competing for a practice squad spot. As with the other rookies, if he impresses enough on special teams, maybe he can surprise us.
Odds of making the roster:
Very slim. The 49ers have an extensive mix of young receivers competing for roster spots. Along with Campbell, they have UDFAs Dres Anderson, Issac Blakeney, Mario Hull and DeAndrew White. Additionally, Chuck Jacobs joins the competition for a third year. Jacobs spent a year on the 49ers practice squad, and then spent a year on IR after tearing his ACL. Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton and Jerome Simpson are the favorites for a role behind Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, but there could be some opportunities if one or more of the UDFAs and Chuck Jacobs can impress.