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Scott Campbell
Director of College Scouting

Scott Campbell is entering his 30th NFL season and his 16th with the Washington Redskins in 2016. Campbell has had two different stints overseeing either the club’s college or pro scouting departments during his tenure with Washington, and assumed an expanded role directing both departments in the 2008 offseason. In 2015, Campbell transitioned from his Director of Player Personnel role to focus on leading the team’s draft efforts as Director of College Scouting.

Since Campbell’s return to college scouting in 2006, every first round selection by the Redskins with exception of 2015 rookie Brandon Scherff has qualified for the Pro Bowl during their NFL careers (Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Williams, Brian Orakpo and LaRon Landry). Campbell and the personnel staff oversaw a 10-player class in the 2015 NFL Draft that made an immediate impact en route to the team’s NFC East title run that season. The team secured All-Rookie selection Brandon Scherff in the first round, rookie sack leader Preston Smith in the second round, franchise record-holder for rookie receptions Jamison Crowder in the fourth round, and jack-of-all-trades defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett in the sixth round, among others. Said ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper after the 2015 season, “They got as much impact from rookies as any team in the NFL.”

Scott Campbell is entering his 30th NFL season and his 16th with the Washington Redskins in 2016. Campbell has had two different stints overseeing either the club’s college or pro scouting departments during his tenure with Washington, and assumed an expanded role directing both departments in the 2008 offseason. In 2015, Campbell transitioned from his Director of Player Personnel role to focus on leading the team’s draft efforts as Director of College Scouting.

Since Campbell’s return to college scouting in 2006, every first round selection by the Redskins with exception of 2015 rookie Brandon Scherff has qualified for the Pro Bowl during their NFL careers (Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Williams, Brian Orakpo and LaRon Landry). Campbell and the personnel staff oversaw a 10-player class in the 2015 NFL Draft that made an immediate impact en route to the team’s NFC East title run that season. The team secured All-Rookie selection Brandon Scherff in the first round, rookie sack leader Preston Smith in the second round, franchise record-holder for rookie receptions Jamison Crowder in the fourth round, and jack-of-all-trades defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett in the sixth round, among others. Said ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper after the 2015 season, “They got as much impact from rookies as any team in the NFL.”

Campbell played an integral role in identifying and selecting a number of impact contributors in the 2014 NFL Draft despite the team not holding a first-round pick. The Redskins’ first four selections that year combined to start 82 contests in their first two NFL seasons from 2014-15, a group that included second-round linebacker/defensive end Trent Murphy (23 starts), third-round tackle Morgan Moses (17), third-round guard/center Spencer Long (13) and fourth-round cornerback Bashaud Breeland (29). All four players started at least 13 regular season games during the Redskins’ NFC East championship campaign in 2015 in addition to starting in the NFC Wild Card Round.

Campbell originally joined the Redskins in 2001 as Director of College Scouting, overseeing the area scouts and assisting with the Redskins’ draft operations before heading up the scouting of pro personnel for the next four seasons. He returned in 2006 to take charge of the college scouting department, where he spent two seasons before being promoted to Director of Player Personnel. In 2015, he transitioned to Director of College Scouting, where he now leads the team’s area scouts in identifying talent at the collegiate level.

Previously, Campbell spent the 2000 season in Chicago as Director of Pro Personnel, after three seasons in Kansas City, serving as a southeast area scout (1997-99).

Campbell began his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons in 1987, serving as an assistant to his father, Head Coach FRONT OFFICE 2016 WASHINGTON REDSKINS MEDIA GUIDE 33 STAFF BIOS Marion Campbell - who also served as the defensive coordinator for the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles in 1980. Campbell spent three years as the administrative assistant to the coaching staff, helping coordinate training camp, scouting, quality control and additional football logistics. In 1990, he moved over to Atlanta’s personnel department fulltime for a seven-season run as an area scout.

Campbell earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Georgia in 1984, where he played on the offensive line for three SEC Championship squads, including the 1980 National Championship team. He went on to earn a master’s degree in education from Auburn University in 1986, while working with the Tigers’ coaching staff as a graduate assistant from 1985-86. Campbell and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Courtney and Caroline.