Ravens Pluck a Slot Receiver in Round 7

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Miami
Oct 26, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons wide receiver Michael Campanaro (3) reacts after his touchdown catch in the second quarter against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

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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3 Raves on “Ravens Pluck a Slot Receiver in Round 7

    • Marcus on said:

      I like you way of thinking, but only if Diggs stay healthy and can produce in the new league the Terps are going to.

  1. chris on said:

    Stay healthy? hes been hurt every year, and he is tiny….Hes danny amendola 2.0…. He will miss more games then he will play, we could have got him as a FA. We need a #1 WR, not a group of #2′s and #3′s

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