Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest (HT: 5'9⅜", WT: 192 lbs)
Seventh Round: 218th Pick
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- A tough runner after the catch—basically becomes a running back with the ball in his hands.
- Well-built and strong for an undersized receiver, which should help with his durability, although that hasn't been the case thus far in his career.
- Has the speed to break away once he gets to the open field.
- Impressive leaping ability gives him some potential to help make up for his lack of size in certain situations.
- Quick acceleration off the line of scrimmage.
- Will occasionally make a defender miss in the open field and create big plays for himself.
- Does a great job working against the zone—shows elite awareness on the field and knows how to quickly position himself in an area and show himself to the quarterback.
- Became a go-to target for quarterbacks when the play broke down due to his ability to adjust and work his way back to the QB in an open zone.
- Gives a strong effort as a blocker and will occasionally hold his ground against bigger defenders due to his use of leverage.
- Has experience returning punts, and also returned kicks early in his career.
- Vastly undersized and will struggle to make an impact down the field.
- Really struggles when asked to make contested catches and has limited experience in those situations.
- Limited route-running experience—used almost exclusive on screens and other short routes.
- Hands are shaky and had some really bad drops on screens that simply bounced off his hands.
- Lets the ball into his chest too often; tends to try to catch and secure the ball in one motion and often gets ahead of himself, which leads to bobbles and drops.
- Impressive acceleration but doesn't have a second gear to be a true deep threat.
- Most of his production down the field came against zone coverage.
- Struggles to keep his balance when pressed and is easily thrown off his route by physical corners.
- Can make one guy miss, but doesn't have the elite quickness to weave through traffic and create something from nothing.
- Serious injury risk. Missed end of senior year with a shoulder injury. Missed two games with a broken hand in 2012 and also suffered an ankle injury that required offseason surgery.
- Set Wake Forest record for career receptions.
- Second-team All-ACC in 2012 and 2013.
- Played running back for one game as a freshman in 2010.
Campanaro is essentially a running back who lines up out wide. His timed speed looks good, but he doesn't really have the quickness for it to translate to the field. As a result, his future will be as a possession receiver in the slot. His long list of injuries is sure to cause teams to put a red flag on his scouting report, and he may need to prove himself on special teams in order to win a job in training camp.
Draft Projection: 7th Round