2015 NFL DRAFT

Michael Campanaro, WR

School: Wake Forest  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Clarksville, MD
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 192 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
195275-6

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.452.631.6120 3910'2"4.016.77
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Smart football player with an extremely detail-oriented skill-set. Flashes natural hands with excellent focus and tracking ability. Watching tape against Boston College in 2013, the game just seems to slow down for him at the catch point to watch the ball into his hands.

Isn't small with a solid build and deceiving strength, displaying some power with a stiff arm after the catch. Savvy pass catcher who works soft spots and is a quarterback's best friend, which will endear him to NFL scouts.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks elite wheels or burst and is more of a one-speed type of athlete. Sorter than ideal, and won't consistently separate at the next level.

Player Overview

Campanaro suffered a season - and career-ending - broken collarbone in November, but still earned second-team All-ACC honors by catching 67 passes for 803 yards and six touchdowns in just eight games. He leaves as Wake Forest's all-time leader with 229 career catches.

He figures to be full strength during the pre-draft process and while Campanaro isn't the biggest or fastest prospect, he does grade out as a solid third-day selection.

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Player News
05/12/2014 - As former Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro left the Ravens' offices in April after auditioning for coaches at their annual local prospects workout, he had a strong gut feeling that it wouldn't be his last time at team headquarters. Campanaro was correct in his assessment. The Ravens traded back into the seventh round Saturday to acquire him, sending their 2015 sixth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns to draft the River Hill graduate with the 218th overall selection. "I felt like I got a great vibe from some of the coaches and definitely felt comfortable just being there, being from the area," said Campanaro, who grew up in Clarksville. "I definitely thought Baltimore was a potential landing spot for me entering the draft."

During his workout for the Ravens, Campanaro was forced to take nearly every snap when another player pulled a muscle. That helped convince Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta about Campanaro being a worthy investment for a trade. "I think he's shifty, I think he's tough, I think he's very quick," DeCosta said. "He plays the slot, which is kind of a niche position and does that very, very well. He's a good run-after-catch guy. He can catch punts. He should have a chance to contribute. Mike basically took every single rep during that workout, and it was impressive. In my mind, it tipped the scales to him being a good prospect for us. "We thought it was a good trade for us based on the board and the feelings we had about Mike and it's kind of a no-brainer. There's a need for a guy like him. He has a unique skill set. We think he brings something different to the team and we think he can compete." - The Sports Xchange

 

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