Standout wide receiver from Wake Forest Michael Campanaro was drafted tonight by the Baltimore Ravens in the 7th round of the NFL Draft with the 218th overall pick. Campanaro, a four year player for the Demon Deacons, is expected to fit into the slot position of the receiving corps as well as potentially contribute to the special teams unit.
Campanaro is the first player drafted by Wake Forest in the 2014 NFL Draft, and hopefully he will not be the last. Stay tuned to Blogger So Dear for more coverage of the Demon Deacons picked in New York for the NFL. More information on Camp from a great article put together earlier this week by BSD managing editor Rob:
Michael Campanaro is arguably the most productive receiver in Wake Forest history. He finished his career as the Wake Forest leader in receptions with 229. Camp also had 2,506 receiving yards and 14 receiving touchdowns. In addition to his receiving touchdowns, he also ran for one, returned one punt to the house, and actually had four passing touchdowns. Prior to his injury last season, Campanaro was accountable for 46% of Wake Forest's passing yards, which is unbelievable.
Campanaro is an elite route runner, especially against zone, and knows how to find openings in the defense. He has excellent hands and would thrive in an offensive system in which he is a featured slot receiver. He's very strong for his size, is fast in the open field, and does not shy away from contact. In an NFL that is transitioning to a spread/pass happy league, quick passes to Camp can serve as an alternative to running the ball. He also has the ability to contribute on special teams.
For more information on Campanaro, check out Baltimore Beat Down who has coverage of the Baltimore Ravens on the SBNation website, including Campanaro's selection. Great job Mike and we look forward to continuing to cover you as your career unfolds in the NFL. Once a Deacon, always a Deacon.
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