At 6’3, 228 pounds, D.K. Metcalf is as physically intimidating as any WR could be coming into the league. He ran a 4.33 40-yard-dash, which is elite for any position, but his agility is in question, which might be the reason why he slid down in the draft.
Metcalf comes into a situation in which Doug Baldwin is contemplating retirement. Baldwin being the number-one receiver on the Seahawks, has soaked up a good majority of targets during his time in Seattle. If he does in-fact retire, I could see Metcalf being a huge part of the offense. The Seahawks passing attack wasn’t the strongest last season, and Lockett proved he wasn’t much of an elite No. 1 receiver when given the opportunity last season, and they don’t have much competition in the WR corps.
In his last season at Ole Miss, D.K. averaged 21.9 YPC on 26 receptions in 7 games. He has caused quite a ruckus on social media for being a freak of nature and a unit of a player, but it seems that the teams of the NFL didn’t buy into his physicality as much as most other people did.
Metcalf has a current ADP of 9.08, or the eighth pick in the ninth round of the draft according to Fantasy Football Calculator. That projection is obviously skewed as nobody knew where he was going before the draft. I don’t think I’d draft him any earlier than the 10th round, but that’s just my humble opinion for a rookie wideout that has proven nothing in the NFL. Dynasty leagues are a different story. Metcalf could be gone as early as the seventh round. Draft him with caution, and don’t expect a massive contribution, but I’d be excited.
2019 Stat Projection: 65/857/6