It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players hoping to hear his name called early in the draft is wide receiver Calvin Austin III out of Memphis.
The following is a complete Calvin Austin III NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Calvin Austin III NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Calvin Austin III
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 162 lbs
College: Memphis Tigers
Calvin Austin III Stats 2021 | Memphis
Calvin Austin III Draft Profile
Calvin Austin III is a very productive player who is capable of getting chunk yardage despite his stature. His feet are his biggest asset, and his speed is multidimensional. At 4.32-second speed in the 40-yard-dash, he possesses the ability to blow defenders away and is liable for a juke on any point of the field. Austin is coming off back-to-back seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving and has two 70+ yard rushing touchdowns to his credit.
With just 16 drops and one career fumble, Calvin Austin III has been very reliable with the ball in his hands in all situations except the kick return, dropping the ball at a greater than 10% rate. NFL teams looking to take advantage of his experience in the kicking game will have to take into consideration his three muffed punts on 29 career return attempts.
Calvin Austin III Highlights
Calvin Austin III Draft Projection
Calvin Austin III is currently projected to be drafted by the Atlanta Falcons at No. 82.
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