Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
- Jul 28, 2008
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It's easy to become enamored with DK Metcalf when you look at size, speed, NFL DNA but you have to wonder why such a dominant physical specimen did not dominate on the field. I know he had the neck injury and missed games but is it just the fact that he needs more time to develop or what? The type of player that would scare me away from drafting him top 20 or maybe even in the first round.
He had a very impressive YPR average but he was only on pace for about 1000 yards and 9-10 TD's last season. Andy Isabella was out there putting up 1700/13 td. Only top competition DK played last year was Alabama. Best games (over 100 yards) against Kent State and Louisiana-Monroe. Isabella put 219/2 on Georgia.
Just asking because I don't know.
A lot of it is the type of routes he was asked to run. Mostly vertical routes. Secondly, he’s only a RS Sophomore.
The ball was designed to go to A.J. Brown in most situations.
Andy Isabella did most of his damage against UGA matched up with backups and 3rd stringers with little to no experience after the game had already long been decided.
Isabella and Metcalf are two completely different receivers asked to do completely different things against a completely different level of competition week in and week out.
Isabella should be a great pro, but in an entirely different role than Metcalf. It’s the physical upside with Metcalf that you have to project. The tools and youth are there to be the most physically dominant receiver in the NFL. You can’t make that projection with any other receiver in this class. Risk? Sure. But the reward is greater also.