UDFA Running Back Onterio McCalebb Moving To Cornerback During Rookie Minicamp

Mike Zarrilli

Undrafted free agent Onterio McCalebb is making the move to cornerback during rookie minicamp

Onterio McCalebb ran the fastest unofficial 40-time during the 2013 NFL combine, posting a 4.27 during his first attempt. Then he followed up with an even-more impressive 4.21 during his second. Eventually the official number was 4.34 seconds, or in other words, "holy s***, that's fast."

The Auburn running back, nicknamed the Canadian Comet (he was born in Florida), signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent. However he won't be working out as a running back during the team's rookie minicamp during the weekend of May 10-12. McCalebb is "making the switch to cornerback for the May 10-12 rookie minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium as the Bengals try to find a position for him while auditioning his return skills," writes Bengals.com. "Too slight to play NFL running back, McCalebb could also get a look at receiver."

"When you've got a guy with top-end speed like that, we're going to give him a chance to display it in a variety of ways," special teams coach Darrin Simmons said of McCalebb. "We'll try him returning, as well as being a gunner and covering. The one thing you can't coach is speed. He was a very productive back at Auburn. He returned kickoffs, but that was one of the least things he did. He played a lot from scrimmage, but there just aren't a lot 168-pound NFL backs."

Cornerback isn't entirely unfamiliar. As Lucas pointed out in a recent posting, McCalebb did some work as a defensive back during Auburn's pro day.

During the time it took you to read this posting, McCalebb has already ran six miles.

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