Antonio Callaway 2018 NFL Draft Profile

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Antonio Callaway

Overview
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5’10″
Weight: 193 pounds
School: Florida Gators

Combine Performance Data
40-yard dash
: 4.41 seconds (tied for third among wide receivers)
Vertical jump: 34 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch

Antonio Callaway 2018 NFL Draft Profile

Coming out of high school, Antonio Callaway was a four-star wide receiver from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida. Callaway was the 341st ranked recruit and the 43rd ranked wide receiver in the country. He committed to Florida on National Signing Day as he picked the Gators over the hometown Miami Hurricanes. Callaway got a lot of playing time as a true freshman as he played in all 14 games and started 13 of them. His first season in Gainesville was one of the best for a freshman in school history. Callaway had 35 receptions for 678 yards and four touchdowns. He scored the game-winning touchdown against Tennessee for 64 yards. He also had two punt returns for touchdowns against LSU and Alabama. Callaway also threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Treon Harris against Michigan.

As a sophomore, Callaway played in 12 games and started 11 of them. He finished the season with 54 receptions for 721 yards and three touchdowns. Callaway had a six-yard rushing touchdown against Georgia on an end around. He also had a kickoff return touchdown on an onside kick against Missouri. Callaway became the first player in school history to score a rushing, receiving, passing, punt return, and kickoff return touchdown in a career. Callaway didn’t play his junior season at Florida due to a credit card fraud suspension that lasted all season.

Strengths

  • Great speed
  • Athletic
  • Great vision
  • Electrifying player
  • Can make plays on special teams
  • Can play both outside and inside receiver
  • Big time playmaker
  • Dangerous with the ball in his hands
  • Advanced route-runner

Weaknesses

  • Height/Under 6’0”
  • Off-field troubles
  • Too many drops
  • Needs to add muscle
  • Didn’t play all of last season
  • Potential headache

NFL Comparison: Desean Jackson

Teams With Need at Position: Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles

Projection: fourth to sixth round

Bottom Line

Callaway was once projected by some major websites to be drafted in the first or second round. He has a lot of playmaking ability and can do a little bit of everything at receiver. Callaway could also make a huge impact on special teams as a kick and punt returner. The Florida receiver has a lot of talent to be successful in the NFL. The only thing holding him back is himself. Callaway got into trouble at Florida with marijuana and the aforementioned credit card fraud incident. The best thing for Callaway is to play for a small market team where he can’t get himself into too much trouble. As of now, Callaway is expected to go in the mid-late rounds. It is also possible he goes undrafted due to all of the off-field issues.

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