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Ravens Pluck a Slot Receiver in Round 7

NFL Draft Ravens Pluck a Slot Receiver in Round 7

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Michael Campanaro was so happy when Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome called him to tell him he was going to be a Raven that Ozzie wasn’t even sure he knew because the phone cut off.

The Ravens traded a 2015 sixth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns to get back into the seventh round to select Campanaro, the 5′ 9″, 192 pound wide receiver out of Wake Forest.

Campanaro who grew up in Clarksville, Maryland and attended River Hill High School is elated to have been selected by the Ravens after visiting with the team earlier this offseason.

“I felt like I got a great vibe from some of the coaches and definitely felt comfortable just being there,” He stated.

“I definitely thought Baltimore was a potential landing spot for me entering the draft.”

While Ozzie made mention that he sees Campanaro as a slot receiver and returner for the Ravens, Campanaro certainly sees himself as a slot receiver and why he admires players in that role.

“I’m always studying those guys and just learning from different things they do,” Campanaro said about players like Wes Welker.

“Those guys are great competitors. You can tell, because they’ve been doing it for so long and you can study their game and take things from their game and incorporated them into yours.”

While certainly it’s an uphill battle for a 7th round selection to make the roster, Campanaro certainly has a shot and would be a great story for the youngster from Howard County, Maryland to make his debut under the bright lights of M&T Bank Stadium.


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