Auditioning for his hometown team today, Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro came away encouraged by his workout at the Ravens' training complex.
The former River Hill standout was among the NFL draft prospects who participated in today's local prospects day at team headquarters. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak and wide receivers coach Bobby Engram supervised the offensive drills.
"It went awesome," Campanaro told The Baltimore Sun in a telephone interview. "We did a lot of bag drills to start off and then receiver stuff, footwork, catching the ball clean. We did the Ravens' route tree. It was a great workout.
"I was able to meet with coach Engram and coach Kubiak afterward. I think I did great. I didn't drop any passes. It was fun interacting with those guys. Special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg's daughter went to River Hill, so it was good talking with him."
The Clarksville native ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the NFL scouting combine and had a 39-inch vertical leap, a 10-2 broad jump, a 6.77 three-cone drill and bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times. He met informally with the Ravens at the combine and also had a meeting with them at the Senior Bowl.
Campanaro caught a school-record 229 passes for the Demon Deacons and finished with 2,506 career yards and 14 touchdowns.
Represented by agent Drew Rosenhaus, Campanaro is hoping to be drafted as high as the third round.
Could the Ravens be a good fit for Campanaro?
"Definitely, I think it would be a potential landing spot for me," Campanaro said. "I think the things they do in their offense I can definitely fit that mold. I got good vibes from the coaching staff. Coach Engram said he gives them his outlook on receivers and they get together as a staff to talk about everyone.
"I feel good about my meetings with him. We'll just see on draft day. It was a great feeling working out for the Ravens. I'm just thankful for the opportunity to work out for the Baltimore Ravens' coaching staff."
Home for the past week visiting family, Campanaro is heading back to Miami to continue his training with Pete Bommarito.
"I'm going to keep training and get ready for minicamps," Campanaro said. "It's a waiting game now."
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