THE SLEEPER FILE Callahan Bright, DT, Shaw; 6-2, 315, 5.10
THE SLEEPER FILE
PROSPECTS TO WATCH FOR THE 2010 DRAFT
4. Callahan Bright, DT, Shaw; 6-2, 315, 5.10 … If the football gods believe in second chances; actually if they believe in 4th or 5th chances, then Shaw DT Callahan Bright may be their man. Callahan was a legitimate five-star prospect coming out of high school in 2004 when he was considered to be one of the top 5-10 recruits in the country. Bright originally signed with Florida State but never played a down with the Seminoles. In fact, he never qualified academically and spent the next several years wandering from prep school to junior college to working on a garbage before finding a home this past season at DII Shaw. In between he fathered a child and spent some time in jail. Finally back on the field this past season, Bright had a decent season by DII DT standards, posting 48 tackles including 7.5 for loss, but hardly dominated the way scouts would have liked to see from a prospect playing at a lower level. Bright, though, remains an intriguing physical specimen. He‘s a 62, 315-pounder who has reportedly run under 4.95 seconds for the 40; he’s also as strong as a horse in the weight room and has an explosive first step and the strength to maintain leverage when he gets penetration. And while he’s a real longshot to be drafted, Bright could draw some free agent from teams hoping that they might get the light to finally go on with this guy who really is down to his final chance.