DK Metcalf Scouting Report

DK Metcalf scouting report
(Bruce Newman, Oxford Eagle via AP)

Strengths:

  • More jacked than Hugh Jackman
  • Checks all the boxes: height, weight and speed
  • Can work all three levels of the field
  • Solid hands
  • Can create separation easily
  • Don’t dare press cover him
  • NFL pedigree

Weaknesses:

  • Needs a more defined route tree
  • Doesn’t ‘sell’ routes enough
  • Injury-prone?
  • Focus drops
  • Needs to take better positioning

Size: 6’4 225lbs

Analysis: Metcalf is a physical freak who comes from a long lineage of NFL players. HisĀ father, (former Ole Miss guard Terrance), grandfather (St. Louis Cardinals running back Terry) and uncle (Pro Bowl returner Eric) all had solid careers in the pros. If he can put it all together, Metcalf can be the WR1 many NFL teams project him to be–but he is just that “a project” meaning he needs to get with his position coach and really hone his craft. His route running needs polishing, along with perfecting an entire route tree (something he wasn’t asked to do at Ole Miss). Injuries have ended two out of his three seasons at Ole Miss—this past season with a neck injury and his true freshman season with a broken foot. He might be hidden on an NFL depth chart until he puts it all together–but once he does, look out.

Dan’s Rank: Top 15 overall

NFL Comparison: Josh Gordon

Draft Projection: First WR drafted

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