DK Metcalf – WR
Metcalf was the talk of the NFL just a few months ago. This guy showed up at the Combine chiseled like a Greek god, and then went out and ran a pants-droppingly good 4.33 40-yard dash. This guy is 6-foot-3 and 228 pounds so that time was very impressive for a man so large.
Following the Combine, there was talk this guy could go in the top 10. Eventually, the hype cooled off and by the time the draft rolled around in late April, his hands and route running were the biggest talkers and he fell to the Seahawks with the last pick in round two.
Metcalf was someone the Vikings looked at, and for good reason. This guy does have a long way to go, but if he reaches his immense ceiling he could be unstoppable. Pairing him with Thielen and Diggs would’ve given the Vikings a trio of receivers that potentially would’ve just made secondaries give up. The Vikings had bigger needs to address so they passed on him a couple of times.
It’ll be fun to see Metcalf in action and get a look at this physical specimen in pads. While his appearance will indubitably be impressive, his route running will be under scrutiny as will his mitts. He’s coming off a quiet NFL debut with just one catch for eight yards. He’ll be itching to bust off a big play, and the Seahawks could look to stretch the field with him early.
Metcalf is listed as a starter on the Seahawks depth chart so he’ll be up against top-notch competition in Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes. It’ll be a tough test for the young pass catcher, and will give him a good idea of how far he’ll need to grow to become a complete NFL receiver.