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I am seemingly on an undrafted free-agent roll, so why stop now?
My fourth sleeper is the ultra-fast receiver from California, Michael Calvin, who went undrafted in 2012.
Calvin, 6'2" 210 pounds, ran a 4.32 in the 40-yard dash at Cal’s 2012 Pro Day, which would have been the fastest time at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Calvin played in 37 games for the Golden Bears and made 10 starts. He had 42 catches for 528 yards and one touchdown over his career.
Calvin was one of the standouts last week at Friday Night Lights at Peachtree Ridge.
According to AJC Falcons beat writer, D. Orlando Ledbetter, Calvin impressed with a nice over-the-shoulder catch from John Parker Wilson. He also caught a nice slant route from Dominique Davis.
“It felt great,” Calvin said. “My speed comes off as deceptive. To get out here and show people that I can take the top off of coverage and actually beat defenders was excellent. It was a good night overall.”
How difficult was the catch?
“It was a pretty tough catch because I had to get both feet in bounds too,” Calvin said. “That was one of the toughest catches that I think I’ve had. Working with [wide receivers coach Terry] Robiskie, we do all of these drills that made that catch that much easier.”
The Falcons have a lot of players (Kevin Cone, James Rodgers, Marcus Jackson, Kenny Stafford and Drew Davis) competing for the fifth receiver spot, but Calvin hasn't disappointed so far.