The Super Bowl champion Ravens are perusing the wide receivers in the NFL draft.

That includes displaying considerable interest in big Elon wide receiver Aaron Mellette, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

Mellette is a 6-foot-3, 217-pounder who played in the Senior Bowl and has private workouts with the Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Seahawks.

Mellette ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, bench pressing 225 pounds nine times with a 33 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 10-3 broad jump, a 4.41 20-yard shuttle and a 7.11 three-cone drill.

Mellette caught 97 passes for 1,398 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior.

He finished his career with 304 catches for 4,254 yards and 44 touchdowns.

Mellette didn't play football until he was a sophomore in high school, mostly playing basketball growing up in Sanford, N.C.

Besides the Senior Bowl, Mellette has also played well against big-school competition in games.

He caught 11 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown against Vanderbilt.

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