Biography: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore campaign and named an All-American last year. Senior totals included 51 tackles/2 interceptions/7 pass breakups, when he also averaged 23.7 yards on 30 kick returns with one score. Junior numbers included defensive totals of 32/3/4 with a 15-yard average on 13 punt returns and one touchdown.
Positives: Athletic defensive back who impacts the game as a return specialist. Plays faster than his 40 time, easily runs downfield with opposing receivers and has quarterbacks purposely staying away from him. Displays a terrific burst of closing and recovery speed and plays with a large degree of suddenness. Gives effort defending the run or screen passes. Shows the ability to stay with receivers out of breaks and has a burst to the ball.
Negatives: Lacks the quick and fluid backpedal ability. Ducks his head tackling.
Analysis: Caldwell was a solid college cornerback who displayed the ability to shut down opposing receivers while also altering the momentum of games returning punts and kicks. He offers definite possibilities at the next level as a dime back and special teams player.
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