According to Scout.com the Buccaneers have scheduled a visit with former Rice cornerback Bryce Callahan after he potentially boosted his draft stock with an above average pro day in Houston on Wednesday.
After not receiving an invite to the NFL Combine, the former Owl (5-10, 185) posted a 43.5” vertical leap at his pro-day. He went on to run a 4.32 40, hit an 11-foot broad jump, and put up 15 reps of 225 on the bench press.
Had Callahan been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, he would have been in the top 15 for his 40 and bench press, while his vertical leap and broad jump would been second for all cornerbacks, only behind Byron Jones. Jones, a cornerback out of UConn, was a top performer at the NFL Combine, breaking the previous broad jump record of 11-foot-7 inches with a 12-foot, 3-inch jump. His 44.5” vertical leap also topped all cornerbacks at the combine.
Although the Bucs have recently added nickel cornerback Sterling Moore to their roster to complement Leonard Johnson and Iasiah Frey for the nickel corner position, the team struggled with depth issues in 2014. Callahan could serve as a developmental player while adding help on special teams as he spent time returning punts at Rice (32 returns, 225 total yards.)
In 47 career games at Rice, Callahan intercepted 13 passes, had 33 passes pass breakups and added 116 solo tackles.