Demilio was an all-conference selection at Gardner-Webb who took part in an NFL regional combine at team headquarters but was snubbed for the NFL super regional combine in Dallas. The Ravens liked Demilio's speed — at 6-foot-3 and 295 pounds, he runs the 40-yard dash in about 4.9 seconds.

"I'm super excited. It's unreal," Demilio said. "I was bummed after the regional combine when I didn't get the invite to the super regional. I guess the Ravens' scouting department and coaches saw something in me that the guys running the super regional may not have seen.

"The Ravens thought I was worth bringing in. It's exciting. It's gratifying and reassuring. You get nervous. You wait for the phone to ring and then you're so excited when it finally does."

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The Ravens will get their first glimpse at high draft picks like safety Matt Elam and middle linebacker Arthur Brown at a three-day rookie minicamp that starts Friday. It will also be the first — and perhaps only — opportunity for several undrafted local standouts to make an impression on the Ravens coaching staff. Below are some of the local prospects expected to attend:

Player, pos; Ht, Wt; local connection; Status; Key 2012 college stat;

Jeff Braun, OL; 6-5, 316; Winters Mill High; Signed; Third-year as starter for West Virginia;

Brandon Copeland, DE; 6-3, 280; Gilman; Signed; Team-high five sacks for UPENN;

Steve Demilio, OL; 6-5, 300; Severna Park; Tryout; All-Conference pick for Gardner Webb

Grant Enders, QB; 6-3, 215; Towson (Old Mill); Tryout; 2,337 passing yards and 19 TDs;

Matt Furstenburg, TE; 6-4, 245; U of Maryland; Signed; Caught 31 passes for 348 yards;

Andre Kates, DB; 5-10, 195; Surrattsville/Friendship; Tryout; Five INTs for Virginia Union;

Gerrard Sheppard, WR; 6-2, 215; Towson (McDonogh); Signed; Caught 30 passes for 310 yards;

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