Florida’s Antonio Callaway was the 5th pick in the 4th round (105th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
More about the former Florida wide receiver
Callaway, a junior from Florida, had a disappointing career with the Gators that’s been marred by off-field issues. He bursted onto the scene as a freshman, racking up 35 678 receiving yards and four touchdowns — one of which being a game-winning score over rival Tennessee — on 35 catches. In between his freshman and sophomore years, he was accused, then cleared, of sexual assault. The next year, he had 721 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 54 catches. But Callaway missed his whole junior year due to alleged credit card fraud. Things got worse for Callaway this week when news broke that he failed a drug test at the NFL Combine.
Scouting report: Callaway showed electric talent while with the Gators, quickly becoming one of their top playmakers on offense. He hasn’t seen the field since 2016. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein says, “his character concerns are at a point where they could derail any opportunity for a career. His talent and explosiveness gives him a good shot at making a roster at some point, but being able to stay on track and reach his potential is starting to feel unlikely.”
NFL Combine results
40-yard dash: 4.41
Vertical Jump: 34.0 inches
Broad Jump: 121 inches
From the experts
““Antonio Callaway, on talent, is a first-round draft choice. He entered the year as one of the elite 15 best players at any position, possibly, that were draft eligible. So, the off-field concerns are what’s going to be impacting him. We saw what’s happened with some players over the years that get pushed down, and once the light goes on, they mature and they put that in the past and they move on. They can evolve and develop.”” – Mel Kiper Jr.