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NFL Draft Profile: Wide Receiver Michael Campanaro

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Where will Wake's all-time leader in receptions go in the NFL Draft?

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Combine Numbers

5'9" 192 pounds

40 yard dash - 4.46 seconds

Bench press - 20 reps of 225 pounds

Vertical jump - 39 inches

Broad jump - 10 feet 2 inches

Shuttle run - 4.01 seconds

Cone drill - 6.77 seconds

College Production

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.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

Campanaro's biggest weakness has to be potential durability issues. He played in only 10 games in 2012  after breaking his hand against Duke, and missed 4 games this season due to a broken collarbone. Fortunately, that injury is not one that will hinder him for the remainder of his career. Lacks elite speed and size.

Projected Round

Day 3 Pick (Rounds 4-7)

Teams of Best Fit

Teams typically have the greatest difference of opinion when it comes to receivers, and that is no different for Michael Campanaro. Honestly, I believe many teams could benefit from Camp's talents. The Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers are teams which immediately come to mind. Both have vertical receivers, but lack a true slot option. If he goes to a team like this, I believe he can be a highly effective player on Sundays.

Would you want your favorite team to draft Michael Campanaro?