McCallan Castles
McCallan Castles  TE  Tennessee | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
McCallan Castles
Height
6-4
Weight
249
College
Tennessee
Position
TE
Class
Senior
Home town
South Lake Tahoe, CA
74.0/100
Player Rating
19
PositionRank (TE)
4.68
FortyYD Time
Receptions
22
Rec YDs
283
Rec TDs
5
Rec AVG
12.9

McCallan Castles TE Tennessee | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

McCallan Castles TE Tennessee
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Slot Multi-Role TE
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.68 seconds (74%*)
Age: 24.4 DOB: 12/03/1999
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (41%*) Weight: 249 (35%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (52%*) Arm: 33 (49%*) Span: 79 1/8 (52%*)
Forty: 4.68 (P) (74%*) Shuttle: 4.36 (P) (55%*)
Vertical: 37.5 (P) (92%*) Broad: 126 (P) (96%*)
Three Cone: 7.21 (P) (45%*) Bench: 16 (P) (17%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Slot Multi-Role TE
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.68 seconds (74%*)
Age: 24.4 DOB: 12/03/1999
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (41%*) Weight: 249 (35%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (52%*) Arm: 33 (49%*)
Span: 79 1/8 (52%*)
Forty: 4.68 (P) (74%*) Shuttle: 4.36 (P) (55%*)
Vertical: 37.5 (P) (92%*) Broad: 126 (P) (96%*)
3 Cone: 7.21 (P) (45%*) Bench: 16 (P) (17%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 74.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
75%
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QB Rating When targeted: 120.2
Hands:
69%
Short Receiving:
77%
Intermediate Routes:
79%
Deep Threat:
74%
Blocking:
71%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #329 Position rank: #19
College Games: 46 College Snaps: 2050
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #64 Pos Rank: #10 State Rank: #44
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 90 Stars 247 RATING: 90/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Brenton Strange - Penn State
88%
Blake Whiteheart - Wake Forest
82%
Brayden Willis - Oklahoma
79%
Draft Profile: Bio
McCallan 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 just 12 catches for 189 yards for an average of 15.8 yards per catch, with 3 TDs, and an excellent 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 an excellent 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.

McCallan Castles percentiles vs other Tight Ends (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate McCallan Castles (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
320.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
21.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.