D.K. Metcalf trying to hang onto “nobody” mentality

AP

Wide receiver D.K. Metcalf stood out from the crowd even before he was drafted, thanks to his eye-popping workout footage and his measurables at the Scouting Combine.

And then he came to camp and his quarterback declared he had “Hall of Fame” potential.

That’s a lot for any player, much less a rookie who wasn’t even drafted in the first round.

But for all the hype, Metcalf is trying to stay grounded.

“I always expect highly of myself. . . . I’m always going to shoot for the stars,” he said, via Adam Jude of the Seattle Times. “You know, I was a nobody at one point in my life, so I’ve just got to keep that same mentality.”

That’s not exactly true, as he was a standout in college, and the son of a seven-year NFL offensive lineman (Terrence Metcalf, who played for the Bears).

But he has the benefit of his extraordinary physical gifts (his 4.33-second 40, at 6-4 and 229 pounds), and a relative void at his position in Seattle.

He’s made plays in camp, and the Seahawks are counting on him continuing. If he does, his days as a nobody will quickly fade from memory.

10 responses to “D.K. Metcalf trying to hang onto “nobody” mentality

  1. He was projected to be the first WR off the board and he was the Ninth.

    Something does not smell right.

    Also when you factor in Russell Wilson’s ability to throw the ball to wear his receivers get crushed. This kid will be in the tub more than the club

  2. This guy is going to find the step up the pro’s huge.

    He has excellent measureables – but only ran 1 or 2 routes in college – his brute strength and speed won’t be so effective when you are facing a team full of the best players college has to offer.

    Good luck to him ,though.

  3. magnumpimustache says:
    July 30, 2019 at 9:44 am

    He was projected to be the first WR off the board and he was the Ninth.
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    By who? Where? Everyone thought he was a workout warrior who never did much in college.

  4. I wish him the best; He’s starting opposite of Lockett so the opportunity is there. If he can put in a work ethic to match his workout ethic, then he’ll be a big time star in the NFL.

  5. He is a freakish athlete, sans the worrisome agility drill numbers, he needs to work on his craft and he might be ok. Even now I don’t see many cornerbacks out muscling him for a jump ball on a 9 route.

  6. cylondetector says:
    July 30, 2019 at 9:53 am
    This guy is going to find the step up the pro’s huge.

    He has excellent measureables – but only ran 1 or 2 routes in college – his brute strength and speed won’t be so effective when you are facing a team full of the best players college has to offer.

    Good luck to him ,though.
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    To be fair though…look at guys like Desean Jackson. DJ has made a decade long career out of running straight ahead and just being faster than everyone else. No one would ever accuse him or similar players of running the most diverse routes…but they are still dangerous.

    I’m not saying at all that DK doesn’t have work to do…he has plenty. But he’s clearly already putting it in and if the natural strength and abilities meet the technical aspects…watch out.

  7. BREAKING: Metcalf will be a part of the best offensive air attack in the NFL this year. On a supposed ‘running team’, Russell Wilson will throw for 50+ TDs this season. Don’t be shocked if he leads the league.

    OC Bevell is gone & Wilson finally has real weapons around him. That spells real trouble for opponents. MARK IT DOWN.

  8. Also when you factor in Russell Wilson’s ability to throw the ball to wear his receivers get crushed.
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    Why it’s like you’re commenting without any factual knowledge at all.

    Meanwhile in reality, Russell Wilson is one of the best deep-ball throwers in the NFL and rarely hangs his receivers out to dry.

    On top of that, Russell is one of the best playground quarterbacks that make good things happen when the original play breaks down. If DK and Russell get on the same wavelength when that happens the league needs to watch out. If I was the cornerback covering him I would want some serious safety help over the top.

  9. Woah let’s not compare him to DeSean Jackson. Jackson has shocking quickness in his non go routes and is a real chore to cover. DK has only long speed.

  10. itsdraftday says:
    July 30, 2019 at 7:46 pm
    Woah let’s not compare him to DeSean Jackson. Jackson has shocking quickness in his non go routes and is a real chore to cover. DK has only long speed.

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    And DeSean Jackson is about 5’10” – 170.
    That’s like comparing apples to… MUCH smaller apples.
    Let’s just see how the Seahawks can utilize his skills, because the report between he and Russ has been receiving glowing reviews. Time will tell, but I like the early observations from practice!

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