Tuesday , June 15 2021

D.K. Metcalf and the combination of freak and technique – The Athletic



As an Ole Miss sophomore, D.K. Metcalf measured in 6 feet 3, 224 pounds to go with a 11-1 wide jump, 37.5-inch vertical and 4.46 40-yard dash, earning a spot on the Freaks List. This week, shirtless pictures of the absolutely shredded Rebels wideout have gone viral and backed up to his Freak status.

The son of former Chicago Bears offensive lineman Terrence Metcalf, a former standout hurdler and triple jumper on his high school track and field team, was the kind of talent who gave rival SEC coaches headaches. Seeing the buzz about Metcalf (below, left) reminded me of a story about how he helped drive home a key coaching point for Alabama staff.

Going into their Week 3 trip to Oxford this past season, Crimson Tide coaches had warned their players about the dangers presented by the Ole Miss receivers. The Tide had fired out their first two opponents, Louisville and Arkansas State, by a combined 108-21. But it did not take the Rebels long to get 'Bama's …


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