Tennessee Football has some really good athletes with an opportunity to get drafted this weekend, but Marquez Callaway is being overlooked.
I listed out three Tennessee football players who have an opportunity to get drafted this weekend when the NFL Draft takes place. One player that I didn’t mention is wide receiver, Marquez Callaway.
I will admit that I overlooked Callaway and didn’t even consider that he could get drafted when writing that, but one analyst said that Callaway isn’t getting the attention he deserves.
It comes from our good friend and VFL Dan Wolken from USA Today, who listed eleven players that are being overlooked in the NFL Draft.
In regards to Callaway, Wolken said that Callaway could very well be a solid NFL receiver if he’s put in the right situation.
"“Watching Callaway often left you wanting more in college, as he clearly demonstrated that he could be an elite deep threat but didn’t necessarily round out his skillset or compete as hard consistently as you’d like to see,” Wolken said. “But if you’re willing to make a straight-up talent play for someone who dealt with uneven circumstances in his college career, he’s worth a roll of the dice. Between the coaching changes at Tennessee and the fact he never played with a great quarterback, maybe putting him with a stable franchise and surrounding him with professionalism will get the most out of him. If that happens, he’s an NFL receiver.”"
All of that sounds right, and Callaway has been one of the best receivers on Rocky Top over the past decade. He’s very athletic and can be a threat deep, which is what every NFL team wants in a receiver.
In his senior season, Callaway had 635 receiving yards on only 30 catches. In case you were wondering, that’s 21 yards per catch. Sometimes it might not seem like he had the ball thrown his way a lot, but when he did, he made every catch count.
If NFL scouts were actually looking at his tape and his numbers, there’s no way he wouldn’t get drafted, even if he was a seventh-round draft pick. That’s why I believe if he goes undrafted, then he’ll be one of the most successful undrafted free agents in the 2020 NFL Draft Class.