BEREA, Ohio – On Day 8 of Browns camp Friday, second-year wide receiver Antonio Callaway didn’t receive many targets during team drills, but he did look solid coming out of his breaks. Callaway also did well during various receiver drills near the beginning of practice. Thursday, offensive coordinator Todd Monken said Callaway came into camp out of shape, but that Day 7 of camp was probably Calloway’s best day.
Still, after the end of some team drills Friday, Callaway frequently was walking back to huddles. Perhaps he’s still in the process of getting in ideal condition.
Here are some moments evaluating how he looked in camp Friday.
1. Foot speed and catching drill
The Browns begin practice with several position drills before they break into 11 on 11s and 7 on 7s. In one wide receiver drill, the players worked on their foot speed and catching the ball.
Callaway chopped his feet through the speed ladder quickly, and did a good job of looking the ball in as he exited the ladder.
2. Callaway and receivers work with QBs on routes
After the receivers did their drills, they joined the quarterbacks to work on routes and catching. Callaway ran fluidly during this drill, and in the video below caught a pass from backup QB Drew Stanton.
3. Callaway comes out of break fast in 11 on 11s
During the first round of 11 on 11s, Callaway burst out of his break and flashed downfield, showing the good vertical speed Monken alluded to Thursday. Callaway was with the second team during this drill, and he was matched up against cornerback Terrance Mitchell.
4. Creating separation over the middle
As the Browns continued 11 on 11s, Callaway made a good catch as Stanton found him over the middle. Using his speed and quickness, Callaway did a good job of sealing his defender off and creating separation on the play shown below.
5. Helping create space on a completed pass down field
Though Callaway wasn’t targeted on the play below, he showed good awareness and willingness to make a downfield block to create space as the Browns pushed down the field for a solid gain.