Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Austin Calitro

Inside LineBacker
School: Villanova | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0 / 239 | 40: 4.69 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.21
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who was awarded First Team All-CAA honors in 2016 and earned an invite to the East-West Shrine Game. Earned Third Team All-CAA honors in 2015. Finished his career with 219 tackles, 8.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions. Was named team captain as a senior.
Pos: 
Productive run-defending linebacker with solid size and speed numbers. Rarely off his feet, breaks down well and uses his hands to protect himself. Fast and fluid moving to every area of the field, displays good change of direction and shows speed in pursuit. Sells out on the blitz, lays it on the line and wraps up tackling. Gets depth on pass drops.
Neg: 
Shows indecision in his game. Easily blocked from the action or engulfed at the point. Marginal production against the pass.
Analysis: 
Entering the season Calitro was graded as a potential late-round choice but has displayed himself to be a bit one-dimensional. He offers possibilities as a backup inside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment and plays with a special-teams mentality.