Antonio Callaway was described as a first-round talent, but his off-field history was tough enough to pull him out of the first 32 tips.
Tuesday's news does not help his case.
Callaway's agent confirmed on Tuesday that the drug test sample of the recipient who was submitted to the NFL Scouting Combine came back watered down, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Callaway has told those close to him that he's overhydrated and will tackle the problem with the teams, Rapoport added.
This latest development is in line with the above-mentioned off-field story, which goes hand in hand with an allegation of sexual assault), a marijuana offense, and involvement in a credit card fraud involving two third-level charges (the could finally be rejected after the conclusion of a pre-trial intervention) and a season-long suspension. In addition, Callaway admitted in a combine interview about smoking marijuana smoking about six weeks earlier, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
Because of this, some teams have completely removed Callaway from their design boards, according to Pelissero, who listed the Wideout as one of four talented prospects who have been scrutinized.
Callaway would probably not even be considered a potential draft pick if he did not show immense talent in the field in Florida. In two seasons, he caught 89 passes for 1
"He's super talented," a Scout told Pelissero. "His second season band is really good, but he's a train wreck when it comes to some of this off-field stuff, bad decisions on every occasion."
It is not known how this new information will affect Callaway -bruised draft stock. He told reporters at the harvester that he had learned from past mistakes and said, "I grew up, I've matured, I'm over."
We will see if and where he will have a chance to prove it.