NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: Anton McCallum
Name: Anton McCallum
College: West Liberty
Position: Wide Receiver / Return Specialist
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Anton: Fast, loves to compete, smart.
Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Anton: I’ve been training with Josh Pyles at Pyles Elite in Wheeling, WV working on my fast twitch muscles to be more explosive for the agility drills and working on running an NFL route tree.
Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?
Anton: If I had to compare myself to someone in the NFL, I’ll say Antonio Brown. Although he’s not the biggest receiver, he’s a very crafty route runner and know defenses really well to the point he knows how to attack not only man coverage, but where to sit in certain zones.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Anton: I watch film every opportunity I have and what I look for in film is knowing if the defense is playing man or zone. Also, I look for the alignment of the corner and safety and if they are outside shade or inside shade so I can attack their leverage.
Q: What separates you from other players at your position?
Anton: I think what separates me is that I can play both inside and outside and still be effective and make plays whether it’s going deep, running intermediate routes, or quick game and making someone miss. Also, the fact that I return kickoffs and punts as well and be a threat.
Q: What kind of abilities would you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Anton: Leadership, being very coachable, not being a problem in the locker room or off the field. Putting in time in the weight room, film room, before an after practice.
Q: What is your final pitch/sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Anton: My final pitch to any NFL team would be that I’m very coachable, off the field you don’t have to worry my character, I absolutely cherish this game of football, I love to compete and I know that I won’t back down from any competition. I can play outside, inside receiver, special teams, so therefore you can utilize me in all aspects of the game. I’m a father, so I know how to be responsible and know how to conduct myself in a positive manner. I feel as though I’m just as good as any receiver in this draft and I’m someone who’s hungry.