Calais Campbell | Jacksonville Jaguars | Defensive Tackle
Height: 6’8″ | Weight: 300
Date of Birth: 9/1/1986 (30)
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Draft: 2008, Round 2, Pick 50
Contract: 4 years, $60 million, through 2020
Calais Campbell is one of those players who only seems to improve as he gets older. The newest big signing by the Jaguars will be 31 when the 2017 season begins, but has made two Pro Bowls and was named to two Second-team All-Pro teams in the past two seasons. Last season, Campbell was a Pro Bowl snub after an 8 sack season, in which he was ranked among the most effective pass rushers in the league.
Campbell got his first start in 2009, and played defensive end for the Cardinals through the 2014 season, after which he was moved to defensive tackle. The definition of consistency, you know exactly what you’ll get with Cambell. In his eight years as a starter with Arizona, he never finished a season with under 6 sacks, and never more than 9. Campbell put up excellent numbers with the Cardinals, recording 56.5 sacks, 373 tackles, 42 pass deflections, 8 forced fumbles, and 8 fumble recoveries with the team in nine seasons.
Arguably the most sought after player on the market, Campbell took advantage of free agency in March, 2017 as he signed a big contract with the Jaguars, worth $15 million a year. In 2017, look for him to take advantage of a loaded Jaguars line which also features 2016 free agent defensive tackle Malik Jackson.
Awards and Accolades:
2x Pro Bowl (2014, 2015)
2x Second-team All-Pro (2014, 2016)
Honorable Mentions: Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy