Drafted: Pick 28 of the 2nd round by Tennessee
Positives: Well-proportioned with a rare-sized frame, very long arms, solid chest & shoulders and good definition in his legs and calves...Has very explosive acceleration with the linear speed needed to elude...Tough in traffic and has the shake to make defenders miss and the frame to adjust to the ball...Shows outstanding acceleration off the line and the quickness to get to the second level...Will sneak up on the defender when trying to get open, using his excellent linear speed to separate...Shows good short and medium quickness in and out of his breaks and can power through the jam, using his quickness to elude...Leads by example and is a very hard worker in the weight room, practice field and on game day...Very tough and will face up with aggression...Will compete for the ball in traffic and is not afraid to block upfield...Makes a good effort to position and pester the defender...Sustain his blocks downfield and shows aggression at the second level to clear the way for the run...Sudden in his moves, once he escapes the press and has that rare explosive first step to elude in the open...Uses his stride to get to the ball in a hurry, taking advantage of his height and long arms...Smooth in his burst and can make proper body adjustments to elude at the second level...Knows how to use his size to power through arm tackles...Has that extra burst through the play and is very effective on screens...Uses his shake to make defenders miss and gets back to speed in an instant.
Negatives: Has good agility, but appears a little stiff in his hips...Not quick to sink his hips, relying on his speed to come out of his breaks...Needs to be a little softer in his angle cuts...Has great acceleration, but is not light on his feet...Uses his size and power to get a quick release off the line, but can be contained vs. physical press coverage...Will compete for the ball, but despite his leaping ability, he tends to have problems maintaining position going for the high pass...Has to work on extending his hands better, as he will absorb and trap the ball on occasion...Has large hands, yet they are not soft...Will cradle and body catch rather than plucking and extending for the ball, but has shown improvement trying to catch the ball outside the frame...Struggles fighting for the high pass, but maintains concentration on the ball in flight...Shows good body control and has the flexibility to adjust to the ball, but just needs to show better consistency...Seems hesitant in his planting and does not sink his hips to come out of his break...Will gather and round his cuts, at times, but has the body control to steadily improve his timing.
Four-year starter who a quiet leader who let his actions on the field and weight room serve as a statement for his athletic ability...A versatile athlete who also performed on the school's basket- ball team, he had 194 receptions for 2636 yards (13.6 avg) and twelve touchdowns, topped only by Kendall Newsom (238 catches for 3074 yards, 1998-2001) on the school's career-record list...Was originally recruited as a linebacker, moving to offense prior to the 1999 season.
Super Sleeper Team pick by The NFL Draft Report, adding first-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors...Started all year at the "X" receiver position, leading the team with 606 yards and four touchdowns on 45 receptions (13.5 avg)...Carried ten times for 14 yards (1.4 avg) and advanced a lateralled kickoff return 25 yards...Averaged 53.8 all-purpose yards per game.
Alabama...Snared 7 passes for 75 yards in the season opener.
Tennessee...Made 6 catches for 30 yards.
Kentucky...Grabbed a pair of passes for 69 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown.
Southeast Missouri...Gained 41 yards on 6 receptions.
Arkansas State...Had a pair of grabs for 41 yards, but turned the ball over on a fumble when tackled for a 5-yard loss on a reverse.
Vanderbilt...Picked up 40 yards on 3 catches.
Louisiana-Lafayette...Hauled in 4 passes for 106 yards, but suffered a knee sprain on a 15-yard reverse when ULL cornerback Ivan Taylor hit Tyrone's leg near the sidelines with his helmet.
Idaho...The injury would force him to see limited action as a reserve, finishing with a 4-yard catch.
New Mexico State...Started, but did not catch any passes.
Louisiana-Monroe...Registered a season-high 151 yards on 9 catches with a 34-yard touchdown.
North Texas...Had a 7-yard catch, ran twice for a one-yard loss and was sacked attempting to pass.
Utah State...Closed out his career with 4 catches for 32 yards.
Started every game at "X" receiver, finishing second on the team with 37 receptions for 583 yards (15.8 avg) and five touchdowns...Carried once for a 38-yard score...Averaged 56.5 all-purpose yards per game.
Vanderbilt...Opened the season with 83 yards on 6 grabs.
Louisiana-Monroe...Caught 5 passes for 48 yards.
Idaho...Hauled in touchdown passes of 42, 41 & 56 yards as he totalled 160 yards on 5 catches... His three scoring grabs tied a school game-record held by several others (most recently by Demetric Mostiller vs. Georgia Southern in 1995).
Mississippi...Added a 22-yard touchdown reception.
Arkansas State...Ran for a 38-yard score and made 2 catches for 39 yards.
Louisiana State...Followed with 5 catches for 51 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown.
Connecticut...Closed out the season with 64 yards on 3 catches.
Played in every game, starting ten contests...Caught 47 passes for 752 yards (16.0 avg) and three touchdowns...Earned team Player of the Game honors vs. Idaho.
Illinois...Opened the season with 6 catches for 87 yards.
Murray State...Gained 141 yards on 8 receptions.
Maryland...Followed with 7 catches for 100 yards.
Mississippi State...Snared 3 passes for 89 yards with scores of 28 & 42 yards.
Connecticut...Had a pair of receptions for 70 yards and a 59-yard touchdown.
South Florida...Made 5 catches for 69 yards.
Freshman All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report...Started nine games, setting a school freshman season-record as he made a career-high 65 catches for 695 yards (10.7 avg) and five touchdowns.
Arizona...Gained 79 yards on 9 catches.
Wofford...Scored his first career touchdown on a 42-yard grab, finishing with 7 catches for 131 yards.
Louisiana-Lafayette...Made 5 catches for 98 yards and a 23-yard score.
Louisiana Tech...Added 52 yards on 9 receptions.
Central Florida...Amassed 86 yards on 7 catches with a 44-yard touchdown.
East Tennessee...Caught a career-high 12 passes for 111 yards, including scores of 15 & 16 yards...His 12 catches broke the old school game-record of 11 grabs by Jerry Smith (vs. East Tennessee in 1965), Kendall Newsom (vs. Wofford, 1999) and Dennis Mimms (vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1993)...That record was later equalled by Newsom vs. New Mexico State in 2001.
Redshirted as a freshman...Moved from outside linebacker to wide receiver while performing on the scout team, at mid-season.
Performed briefly on Middle Tennessee's basketball team as a guard in 1998-99.
Suffered a knee contusion after taking a helmet to the leg in 2002 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette...The injury would limit his action in the next two games vs. Idaho and New Mexico State.
Campus Agility Tests
4.42 in the 40-yard dash...2.62 20-yard dash...1.63 10-yard dash...4.26 20-yard shuttle...6.73cone drill...38-inch vertical jump...10'7" broad jump...34 3/8-inch arm length...9 5/8-inch hands... 350-pound power clean...Right-handed...24 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
34 3/8 9 5/8 24 4.42 2.62 1.63 38 10'7" 4.26 6.73
Attended Millington (Tenn.) High...Played for coach Hank Hawkins...Earned All-State, All-Region and All-Metro honors his senior year...Lettered four years in football and basketball...Averaged 15.1 points, 2.0 blocks, and 6.7 rebounds in basketball while earning team MVP honors.
Concrete Industry Management major...Son of Jesse and Mae Calico...Born 11/09/80...Resides in Millington, Tennessee.
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