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Tyrone Calico

SELECTED BY NEW ORLEANS , ROUND 2, PICK 28, OVERALL PICK 60
WR | (6-3, 223, 4.34) | Middle Tennessee State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirted in football in 1998 but played with the basketball team. Starting wide receiver from '99 through '02. Caught 65 passes for 695 yards and five touchdowns in 1999. Caught 47-752-3 in 2000 and 37-583-5 in '01. Caught 45-606-4 (13.5 average) and was a second-team All-Sun Belt honoree in '02. Had a respectable performance at Senior Bowl practices against top competition.

Positives: Has great size, long arms, big hands and excellent speed and athletic ability. He also is a physical blocker. Though he hasn't played against top-caliber competition regularly, in 2000 he beat Mississippi State CB Fred Smoot (current Redskins starter) for two touchdowns, including one acrobatic catch. Can separate and beat the jam and flashes ability to adjust. Has great leaping ability but doesn't always show it. Can beat defensive backs off the line of scrimmage. Has deep speed, can be effective on the fade route and in the red zone. Strong runner after the catch. More fast than quick. Comes out of his breaks quickly.

Negatives: Appears to lack soft hands and natural ball skills. He is late to get his head around, misjudges passes, doesn't have a good feel for running pass routes and is a body catcher who doesn't come back to or attack the ball. Is tentative at times in traffic and inconsistent in crowds. If he runs in the 4.4s, he surely doesn't play to that speed.

Summary: A poor man's Terrell Owens, but he can improve playing the ball and needs to learn to play his size. His outstanding combination of strength, size and speed put on display at the Combine could make him a first-day pick.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.