Scouting Report: Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida

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Miami, FL | 5106 | 197 | 4.38E | 2019

The guy can flat out fly and is a dynamic runner after the catch because of his acceleration and strong leg drive in contact running. A true home run hitter, Callaway is the only Florida player in school history to score a rushing, receiving, passing, punt return, and kickoff return touchdown in a career. Callaway appears to not only have sub-4.4 speed but he has also has the body control and jets to get to top speed quickly. He has plus ball skills, he locates and adjusts to the football quickly and understands how to find holes in the zone and give his quarterback throwing lanes to find him. Antonio Callaway has a real knack for gaining separation thanks to his speed but he also has a number of routes already at his disposal and his stopping/starting ability is dangerous for opposing corners on double moves. He was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana by Gainesville Police in the spring of 2017.  “Antonio Brown Light” is what he has been dubbed in the NFL Draft Bible war room thanks to his next level quickness and terrific instincts as a runner. Callaway is likely a day one pick whenever he opts to enter the league.

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2016: Appeared in 12 games and started 11… Following his rushing touchdown against Georgia and a kickoff return touchdown against Missouri, Callaway became the first player in school history and 21st FBS player since 1996 to score a rushing, receiving, passing, punt return, and kickoff return touchdown in a career, and the list of the previous 20 players includes the likes of NFL stars Antonio Brown, Reggie Bush, Kevin Faulk, Ted Ginn Jr., T.Y. Hilton, Deuce McAllister, and C.J. Spiller… He became the seventh Gator since 1996 to score a receiving, rushing, and passing touchdown in a career… Of those seven, only Callaway and Jacquez Green also scored a punt return touchdown in their careers…. With seven receptions against Iowa in the Outback Bowl, he recorded 89 total catches during his first two seasons in Gainesville; only Jabar Gaffney (138) and Percy Harvin (93) caught more in their first two seasons at UF since 1996… After going over 1,000 receiving yards during Florida’s game at Tennessee, Callaway became the third-fastest player in program history to accomplish that milestone, doing so in just 17 games… In that game against UT, Callaway racked up 134 receiving yards on just four catches, making him one of eight players in the country and one of two SEC players in 2016 to amass 134-plus receiving yards against a Power Five opponent on four or fewer catches.

High School/Personal: Named 2014 Class 4A All-State First Team…Helped Booker T. Washington to the 2014 Class 4A state title and a combined 15-0 record his senior season…Named to the 2014 All-Dade County First Team…Had 31 catches for 818 yards and 7 touchdowns in seven games as a senior…Played for Coach Tim Harris, Jr.
 

Joe Everett

Joe Everett is the Director of College Scouting for NFL Draft Bible, he is the Founder of DraftScouts.com, also the Lead Editor & Defensive Statistician for Insider Football and member of the PFWA & FWAA.

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