Clemson star wide receiver DeAndre "Nuk" Hopkins met with the Ravens at the NFL scouting combine, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

The Super Bowl champions have maintained interest in the Atlantic Coast Conference standout since that February meeting.

Projected as a late first-round draft pick, Hopkins is visiting the Carolina Panthers today.

Hopkins has previously worked out privately for Panthers wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl.

Hopkins improved his 40-yard dash to 4.4 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout after running a 4.57 at the NFL scouting combine.

As a freshman, Hopkins caught 52 passes for 537 yards and four touchdowns. As a sophomore, Hopkins caught 72 passes for 978 yards and five touchdowns.

He caught 82 passes for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior and declared early for the NFL draft.

Hopkins finished his career owning the Tigers' career records with 3,020 receiving yards, 27 touchdowns and a dozen 100-yard receiving games.

Hopkins has drawn comparisons to Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

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