STRENGTHS - McCalebb possesses solid straight-line speed once out in space. He consistently plucks the ball away from his body with quiet hands and is able to transition smoothly up-field. He has extensive experience in a variety of alignments, as Auburn often gave him the ball through a variety of screens and reverses.
WEAKNESSES - McCalebb possesses very narrow hips and thin legs, and not surprisingly demonstrates very little power and drive when running in traffic between the tackles. He is a one-speed athlete that does not demonstrate the burst needed to separate from defenders off his cuts or get through tight spaces before holes close. All parts of his game lack physicality, as he does not put his shoulder down to drive his way through contact, is easily knocked off line by aggressive defenders when running routes, and was taken off the field entirely when Auburn needed its back to stay in and pass block. When lanes are clogged he struggles to find cutback lanes and typically tries to bounce plays out to the boundary.
SUMMARY - Onterio McCalebb was a situational player at Auburn, and its hard to envision him taking on a larger role at the next level because of his lack of bulk, strength and explosion. He is not a quick twitch athlete, as he struggles to make explosive cuts or accelerate through running lanes to open space. He needs to add significant bulk to his entire frame, as he lacks the power needed to break tackles and pick up yards after contact. He demonstrates some ability as a receiver out of the backfield and has experience as a kick returner, but his lack of elite speed and burst makes it difficult for him to run away from defenders, even in space. McCalebb will likely get a camp opportunity because of his versatility, but if he can't improve his blocking ability and add 15-20 lbs. to his frame he is unlikely to ever make a final roster.