Draft Profile: BioMcCallan Castles from South Tahoe High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Castles opted to join California.
In 2018 as a freshman Castles saw action in 4 games for the Golden Bears as he made one reception for just 15 yards for an average of 15.0 yards per reception, with no TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 75.0.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played just 2 games In pass protection he gave up one pressure and no sacks.
After season's end Castles transferred to UC Davis where as a junior in 2020 he played 5 games and hauled in only 12 catches for 189 yards for an average of 15.8 yards per catch, with 3 TDs, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 135.7. As a pass blocker he gave up 2 pressures and no sacks.
As a senior in 2021 he played 12 games and had 27 catches for 387 yards for an average of 14.3 yards per catch, 3 TDs, and just QB rating when targeted of 57.8. In pass protection he gave up 2 pressures and no sacks.
As a fifth year senior in 2022 he played 11 games and had 30 catches for 347 yards for an average of 11.6 yards per catch, 2 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 97.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- He’s at his best facing the line of scrimmage, when he’s able to use his body to box out defenders. Castles runs well after the catch and will work as a blocker downfield.
- He transitions quickly from receiver to runner, and Castles has enough speed to threaten the seam.
- And showed the ability to get in and out of cuts and create separation. He’s a coordinated hands catcher and extremely violent after the catch, seeking out contact and lowering his shoulder to deliver hits while carrying the ball. Castles has surprising straight-line speed.
- Soft hands. Flashes good to very good tracking and overall body control to make catches outside of his frame.
- Quick feet and good balance to create separation on stick and post routes.
- Catches well in traffic, shields the ball from defenders with his frame, and holds on despite being hit. Will fully extend, snatch, and stay in bounds.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- While Castles has the athleticism to be a catch-and-run threat, he never seemed comfortable catching, gathering, and transitioning to a runner.
- Castles also had problems with drops when coming back to the action. He has some issues against press coverage, sometimes spending too much time hand fighting at the line of scrimmage.
- Castles seems comfortable in traffic to the point where he doesn’t make the effort to create separation.
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