By: Steve Johnson
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
6’3 3/8″ 228lbs
34 7/8″ arms. 9 7/8″ hands.
4.33 40 40 1/2″ Vert. 134″ Broad Jump. 27 Bench Reps.
7.38 3 Cone Drill 4.50 20 yard Shuttle
2016: 2 games. 2 rec, 13 yards, 2 TDs.
2017: 12 games. 39 rec, 646 yards, 7 TDs.
2018: 7 games. 26 rec, 569 yards, 5 TDs
Accolades: US Army All-American; 2017 Freshmen All-American
Injuries: Foot injury in ’16 ending his season after 2 games (was redshirted afterwards). Missed 1/2 of 2018 season with a neck injury.
History: 4-star recruit out of Oxford, Ms., he chose Ole Miss over Auburn, Mississippi St., Cal, Duke, Nebraska, and UCLA. “D.K.” is short for DeKaylin, his middle name is Zecharius. The son of former NFL player Terrance Metcalf. Uncle and Grandfather were also NFL players. Has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, will forego his Senior season.
Strengths: Ideal size, has the body God would create for a WR. Huge wingspan and legitimate leaper. Very explosive. Long speed is legit, as everyone is aware of now, post combine. Long strider who can run by CBs, even if it doesn’t look like he’s trying. 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. NFL bloodlines.
Weaknesses: He’s young and inexperienced. Limited tape, only 21 career games. 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 still young and inexperienced, and has a history of injuries that would need to be vetted by the medical staff. However, not many players with his natural ability come around.
Draft Projection: Top 15 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.75
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