Five Baltimore Ravens Primed for Breakout Years

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5. WR Michael Campanaro

Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro (15) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens have quite the wide receiver battle on their hands. There are about 11 players competing for about seven or eight roster spots. One of those guys who is looking to solidify his spot on the 53-man roster is second-year wideout Michael Campanaro.

The Ravens used Campanaro, the Maryland native, sparingly last season, as he only appeared in four games. He did make seven receptions for 102 yards and touchdown. One thing working for Campanaro is the fact that he has big game experience. In the Ravens divisional round matchup with the New England Patriots, he made a touch catch on Baltimore’s final possession.

Campanaro missed offseason practice because of a thigh injury he suffered at the beginning of the program, but he’s back in training camp and more confident than ever.

He really excels playing as a slot receiver and with his 5-foot-9 frame, it is easy for him to find holes in the opposing defenses. Campanaro also is a very reliable pass-catcher because of his soft hands.

Where he may ultimately excel most in 2015 is in the return game, as he is a likely replacement for the departed Jacoby Jones.