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Author: Jon Kuzma
Ole Miss standout D.K Metcalf became a social media star when a picture of him working out went viral. Metcalf resembles a young Arnold Schwarzenegger more so than a wide receiver entering the draft and that immediately blew people away. There’s more to Metcalf though and he comes from a family that has a long history with professional football. Metcalf’s Dad (Terreance Metcalf) played for several seasons with the Bears, Lions, and Saints. His grandpa (Terry Metcalf) was also in the NFL and played most his career with the St. Louis Cardinals back in the 1970s. So there’s no doubt that pedigree has helped D.K Metcalf and he’s always been a fan of the sport growing up. Obviously when you have a passion like that it tends to show and it’s one of the reasons he could end up going in the first round next month. You can tell Metcalf has worked hard to perfect his craft and he’s known for getting the best of cornerbacks. On film this guy consistently beats one on one coverage and he’s great at high pointing 50/50 balls. That automatically makes the former Rebel a red zone threat and he should be able to get 4 or 5 touchdowns off those skills alone. You’ll also notice that Metcalf is exceptionally fast for a player his size (6’3” 228LBS) and he’s great with the ball in his hands after the catch. The other two traits that make him special is his ability to get behind the secondary and take the top off the defense. When you combine that with a knack for making clutch plays which Metcalf is very capable of doing it translates into one of the better prospects on the board. Someone is going to take a look at this kid and realize that everything he is selling is authentic and that’s why he’s special. If that’s not enough to impress you he also bench pressed 27 reps of 225 LBS at the NFL Combine so he’s also one of the strongest players ever at his position.
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D.K Metcalf is a third generation NFL player and that helped him form a burning desire to succeed in the sport.