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The enormous wide receiver, D.K. Metcalf stole the show at the NFL combine on Day 2. It has been reported that his body fat percentage is down to a staggering 1.9%. Metcalf bulked up, adding a massive amount of muscle to his large stature after his season at Ole Miss came to an end. With doing so, it created skepticism if he could still run fast while carrying so much muscle. He busted out an astonishing 4.33 40-yard dash time, that caught many viewers by surprise. That is the fastest time by a player of 225 pounds or heavier that the NFL network has ever recorded since 2003.
Metcalf has all the intangibles that NFL teams look for in a wide receiver. His combine definitely helped separate him from the bunch and may have sprung him into the discussion of a possible top 10 pick.
Metcalf was productive during his time at Ole Miss, when he stayed healthy. His season was cut short last year after going down with a brutal neck injury. In his last season at Ole Miss he played seven games, where he caught five touchdowns and hauled in 26 receptions for 569-yards.
— Nick Cothrel (@NickCothrel) March 2, 2019
Metcalf checks all the boxes to become a (WR 1) in the NFL. He has a large frame, fast acceleration, quality hands and the college tape to prove it. It would be shocking if he isn’t the first wide receiver taken on day one of the NFL draft.
Teams with wide receiver needs:
Before a team jumps all in on Metcalf, they will likely do an intensive check on the health of his neck. He missed nearly half the college football season from the injury to his neck. The bright spot is, he did complete every drill at the combine and didn’t show any signs of his neck slowing him down.
Metcalf’s Player Comp: Julio Jones
Weight- 228 lbs
Arms- 34 7/8″
Hands- 9 7/8″
40-yard dash- 4.33
Bench Press- 27 reps
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