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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Auburn RB Onterio McCalebb

04.05.13 at 7:10 am ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that might be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2013 NFL draft. Here is one of a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Onterio McCalebb (AP)

LSU’s Onterio McCalebb averaged a school-record 8.5 yards per carry in 2010. (AP)

ONTERIO McCALEBB

Position: Running back

School: Auburn

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 168 pounds

Achievements: 2012 All-SEC second team (coaches)

What he brings: McCalebb has great speed, especially in the open field. He can stop quickly and alter his direction well. He’s a good receiver, particularly in the slot. NFL.com has noted his ability to follow his blockers after a reception on a screen. He also could be useful in the league as a kick return specialist.

Where the Patriots could get him: Round 7

Notes: McCalebb graduates from Auburn as the 15th leading rusher in school history (2,016 yards) and sixth in career running back receptions (45). He also holds the Tigers’ single-season record for yards per carry, averaging 8.5 yards in 2010, and kickoff return average (27.90 yards). In 2012, vs. Louisiana-Monroe, he rushed for a season-high 128 yards in the Tigers’ overtime victory. In the 2011 SEC championship game vs. South Carolina, McCalebb had his first career receiving touchdown.

Related articles: Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com: Onterio McCalebb has impressive 40-yard dashes

CBSSports.com: Onterio McCalebb nearly break 40 record

Video: Here is a look at McCalebb’s kick return for a touchdown vs. Mississippi State during the 2012 season.

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