2019 NFL Draft: Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf Scouting Report

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D.K. Metcalf Scouting Report

Height: 6’4

Weight: 225 lbs

Biletnikoff Award Watch List – 2018

Preseason Second-Team All-SEC by Phil Steele – 2018

Preseason Second-Team All-SEC by Lindy’s – 2018

1,228 career receiving yards, 67 career receptions, and 14 career touchdowns.

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D.K. Metcalf Scouting Report


What I Like:

Catch Radius

It’s the first play of the game, but D.K. Metcalf displays a tremendous catch radius on this play. Metcalf also displays an excellent ability to fight through press coverage off the line of scrimmage and create the separation needed for the QB to deliver the perfect throw.


What I Dislike:


On this play, Metcalf drops a simple pass-and-catch type of throw from the quarterback. Much of this can be taken care of through coaching at the next level, but it’s still a concern of mine. D.K. Metcalf scouting report.



This was a terrific effort from D.K. Metcalf. Shows great ability to create separation on the route, and even though the throw is late, he’s able to track the ball in traffic and make the catch. Displays stellar balance on his way to the end zone, as well as a nice move to fake the defensive back.


Overall Breakdown

D.K. Metcalf is a top-level wide receiver in this draft class. Shows excellent ability to create separation throughout the route. Displays excellent footwork and use of hands to fight through press coverage. Shows excellent balance and a second gear to fight for extra yardage. Must work on concentration and shows consistent effort on all routes and catches.

Draft Round Prediction

First Round

In my first Mock Draft of the year, I had Metcalf off the board at 19 to the Titans. I certainly believe that he’s a first round prospect, it’s just a matter of finding a team with a receiver need in the first round. I think it’s unlikely that we see a team tree up for him, but rather he just fits into the needs of a specific team.

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