By: Steve Johnson
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2016: 2 games. 2 rec, 13 yards, 2 TDs.
2017: 12 games. 39 rec, 646 yards, 7 TDs.
Accolades: US Army All-American; 2017 Freshmen All-American
Injuries: Foot injury in ’16 ending his season after 2 games (was redshirted afterwards).
History: 4-star recruit out of Oxford, Ms., he chose Ole Miss over Auburn, Mississippi St., Cal, Duke, Nebraska, and UCLA. The son of former NFL player Terrance Metcalf.
Strengths: Ideal size. Huge wingspan and legitimate leaper. Deceptively fast, at first glance it doesn’t look like he’s moving until you see him run by someone. High points the ball and natural plucker. Has excellent footwork and hand usage at the L.O.S., far better than you would expect from such a young player. Impressive ball tracking ability. Can toss smaller d-backs around in the run game.
Weaknesses: Not many. He’s young and inexperienced, but he has this year (2018) to grow. Wasn’t asked to move around much, Ole Miss runs a pretty basic offense. Not the shiftiest of players, doesn’t have elite lateral movement (which you wouldn’t expect of a player his size).
Overview: A big body, long, strong and fast WR that has first round written all over him. He’s a redshirt sophomore in 2018 so experience is an issue. However, not many players with his natural ability come around.
Draft Projection: 1st Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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