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MY take—if Campanaro isn’t a Wes Welker, Julian Edelman clone then one doesn’t exist.
From Aaron Wilson’s Column in the Sun
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.
R”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.”
The No. 7 Maryland (9-2) men’s lacrosse team looks to win the ACC regular season title on Saturday, April 19 when it plays at No. 8 Notre Dame (6-4) at Arlotta Stadium. Faceoff between the Terps and the Fighting Irish is scheduled for noon.
• Maryland will look to rebound from its second loss of the season, an 11-6 defeat at Johns Hopkins last Saturday. Senior Rustin Bryant and juniors Joe LoCascio and Henry West each had two goals vs. the Blue Jays, while senior Mike Chanenchuk had three assists. Chanenchuk continues to lead the team this season with 40 points on 25 goals and 15 assists. He is followed by freshman Matt Rambo, who has 26 points on 21 goals and five assists. Junior faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa has won 112-of-175 (.640) faceoffs this season with a team-best 74 groundballs. Senior Michael Ehrhardt has made a seamless transition to the long-stick midfield spot and has 39 groundballs, which leads all non-faceoff men, and a team-best 22 caused turnovers to go along with two goals and an assist. Senior Niko Amato has started every game of his college career (61 straight) and boasts a 7.32 goals-against average (5th in the NCAA) with a .575 save percentage (7th in the NCAA) this season.
• Notre Dame is 6-4 on the season following its 15-5 home win over Robert Morris last Saturday. Sophomore attackman Matt Kavanaugh leads the Irish offense with 40 points on 21 goals and 19 assists. Freshman Shane Doss has started the last seven games in net for ND and has an 8.53 goals-against average and is saving 47.9 percent of the shots opponents have put on goal. Senior faceoff specialist Liam O’Connor ranks third in the NCAA in faceoff win percentage with .644 on 139-of-216. He is also ninth in the nation in groundballs per game with 8.60 (86 total).
Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
Senior; 6-2, 226; 5,050 yards, 53 touchdowns, 9 interceptions.
Projected round: 2-3
Garoppolo has come on strong during the pre-draft process and his stock appears to be on the rise. He has good arm strength and put up huge numbers as a four-year starter in college. Like Flacco, Garoppolo is a product of the Football College Subdivision, which lacks the traditional college powerhouses. He’s a product of the same school as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Garoppolo has to show pro teams that he can make the leap to the next level, and that playing at a small school in college won’t hurt him in the NFL. He projects as a likely second- or third-rounder, which might make him too early of a pick for the Ravens.
A.J. McCarron, Alabama
Senior; 6-3, 220; 3,063 yards, 28 touchdowns, seven interceptions
Projected round: 3-4
The Alabama quarterback led the Crimson Tide to two national titles during his time as the starting signal caller. General Manager Ozzie Newsome has been watching McCarron closely the last few years as a supporter of his alma mater. McCarron has to convince NFL scouts that he can succeed at the NFL level, and that he was more than just a facilitator for all the talented players around him.
Aaron Murray, Georgia
Senior; 6-1, 210; 3,075 yards, 26 touchdowns, nine interceptions
Projected round: 3-4
Murray was a four-year starter at Georgia in the best conference in college football. He developed from a game manager from early in his career to the clear leader of the Georgia offense. He has experience running a pro-style offense against top-flight talent, and he is projected as a third-or fourth-round draft pick. Part of the concern with Murray is that he is also coming back from a torn ACL that he suffered near the end of last season. He is five months removed from ACL surgery, and has spent the pre-draft process rehabbing so that he’s ready for a training camp this summer. If the injury causes him to fall, then Murray could be a fit with the Ravens because they aren’t looking for someone to compete for the starting job.
Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
Senior; 6-6, 254; 2,909 yards, 16 touchdowns, 13 interceptions
Projected round: 7-FA
The Ravens already drafted one Virginia Tech quarterback with Taylor, and now Thomas is another to consider. He replaced Taylor in college, and he took over the job with a lot of hype surrounding him. He has the prototypical size of an NFL quarterback, and has a big arm to match it. He struggled to develop into a consistent player at the college level, and was often prone to turnovers. Thomas threw 39 interceptions during his college career, and he is projected as a late-round or undrafted prospect. Despite some of those miscues, Thomas still has talent and the Ravens could take him as a late-round prospect and give him time to develop.
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