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Grant Calcaterra Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection

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. One man hoping to beat out his projection is tight end Grant Calcaterra out of SMU.

The following is a complete Grant Calcaterra NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.

Grant Calcaterra NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection

Grant Calcaterra
Position: Tight End
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 242 lbs
Age: 23
College: SMU Mustangs

Grant Calcaterra Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection
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Grant Calcaterra Stats 2021 | SMU

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Grant Calcaterra Draft Profile

Strengths

There are questions surrounding Grant Calcaterra’s health and potential career length in the NFL, but not his effectiveness when healthy and on the field. In 11 games at SMU, Calcaterra was able to nearly match his total receptions, yardage and touchdowns from 20 games as an Oklahoma Sooner. Naturally, his per reception yardage went down from being used more, but he was able to set a career-high in receptions and yards while scoring a touchdown 10% of the time he had the ball in his hands. This is a prospect who loves to play football and will do anything it takes to continue to play and contribute to the team.

Weaknesses

Obviously, Calcaterra’s health concerns (concussion history) are the biggest red flag of all. At tight end, you must be able to deliver and absorb hits from the NFL’s best defenders. Questions as to how many healthy years a team will be able to get out of him must be considered. Prior to 2021, Calcaterra played 20 games across four seasons, including just three games in 2019 before missing the entirety of the 2020 season while enduring a make-shift retirement from football.

Grant Calcaterra Highlights

Grant Calcaterra Draft Projection

All 2022 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest Sporting News NFL Mock Draft by Vinnie Iyer.

Grant Calcaterra is currently projected to be drafted by the Indianapolis Colts at No. 159.


For more 2022 NFL Draft coverage and player profiles, check out our NFL Draft page.

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