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Caleb King received sixth-round grade from BLESTO scouts


Former University of Georgia running back Caleb King has decided to turn pro, joining former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor as the lone players eligible for the 2011 supplemental draft.

King’s entry may have added action to a draft that typically generates little fanfare, but it won’t be met with much excitement in the NFL scouting community.

PFT has learned that King received a 1.60 grade from the popular NFL scouting service BLESTO. The 1.60 translates to a sixth-round grade.

PFT has also learned that King received a 4.9 grade from National Scouting, the most commonly used scouting service among NFL teams. A 4.9 equates to a priority undrafted free agent.

King was measured on campus as a junior and goes 5-foot-10 3/4 and 215 pounds, so he does have NFL-caliber size. National Scouting estimates that King runs a 4.6-flat forty time.

Keep in mind that these grades only reflect on-field performance. King had several off-field issues at Georgia, which could lower the grades even further after teams do their full evaluations.

Talented running backs that went undrafted in April like Darren Evans, Noel Devine, Graig Cooper, and John Clay could pose the biggest obstacle to King’s chances of being selected in the supplemental draft. Signing one of those backs would not cost NFL teams a future draft pick. Picking King will.

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10 Responses to “Caleb King received sixth-round grade from BLESTO scouts”
  1. realitypolice says: Jul 11, 2011 2:07 PM

    I predict that if I submitted my name for the supplemental draft, I would have as good a chance of getting picked as Caleb King.

  2. Soulman45 says: Jul 11, 2011 2:10 PM

    Sound like he need some more school but he got kick out tell me something new these kids got to learn they need school the NFL is no easy job to get it take hard work and talent to over come the vets that now own those jobs.

  3. 1bigtex says: Jul 11, 2011 2:26 PM

    @ Soulman45

    Sounds as if Caleb King isn’t the only one who needs more school.

  4. mahatmagarden says: Jul 11, 2011 2:58 PM

    The biggest threat to him getting picked in the supplemental draft will be LaMichael James and Lache Seastrunk joining him.

    Go Beavers

  5. doe22us says: Jul 11, 2011 3:32 PM

    Ok before i comment kudos to 1bigtex for pointing out @ Soulman45 incomprehensible sentence. So yeah Soulman45 sounds like you and Caleb missed out on grade level english.

  6. bobulated says: Jul 11, 2011 3:43 PM

    @ mahatmagarden -You would have to think James would be a 2 or 3 so out of King’s league.

    King has undrafted FA written all over him but I also wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what he’s been told to expect and just hopes to get a check from someone somewhere to prove himself. There are some pretty solid guys who weren’t drafted such as Snelling and Blount. And, yes, I know there was some big reasons Blount wasn’t drafted but the same could be said about King.

  7. Soulman45 says: Jul 11, 2011 4:03 PM


    Ok before i comment kudos to 1bigtex for pointing out @ Soulman45 incomprehensible sentence. So yeah Soulman45 sounds like you and Caleb missed out on grade level english.
    I have to say thank you I was not in the know about this being a school session I though it was about FOOTBALL my short coming.

  8. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 11, 2011 5:49 PM

    King can play. He needs a good 3rd string gig and some time. Hell, Cleveland needs a new back, keep picking those Dawgs.

  9. granadafan says: Jul 11, 2011 6:00 PM

    Another kid who wasted a golden opportunity to receive an education. He’ll be out of the league, if ever, with nothing to fall back on.

  10. patswhatsup says: Jul 11, 2011 11:17 PM



    A little punctuation goes a long way. Better grammar = people can possibly understand and appreciate an argumentative point.

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