2019 NFL Draft: Wide receiver prospects for the Ravens
If N’Keal Harry isn’t your cup of tea for WR1 in the 2019 NFL Draft class, then D.K. Metcalf surely is. Metcalf is a freak of nature, and he looks like he could set the NFL world ablaze.
The only thing that is keeping Metcalf from greatness is a neck injury he suffered during his junior season. The injury ended Metcalf’s 2018 season as fast as it started. Neck injuries are undoubtedly as bad as it gets for athletes, as it can derail one’s entire career right before their eyes. Thankfully, it sounds like Metcalf will be getting cleared for playing time again soon.
We can’t be too sure about this information until it is available from a reliable source, and not just “sources tell me” news from media members. We’ll get exactly this kind of closure at the 2019 NFL Combine, which is coming up in just a few short weeks. After Metcalf gets cleared (not if), he’ll be a full-participant in the Combine, and I’d be shocked if he didn’t light up Lucas Oil Stadium.
The 6’4″ 230-lbs. receiver is faster than you’d think and has a ridiculous catch radius that teams will fall in love with. His explosive ability sets him apart from other receivers in the draft that’re his size, and he could easily warrant a top 15 selection, putting him out of range for the Baltimore Ravens. If Metcalf, by some miracle, is available at pick 22, the Ravens would be foolish to let him slip through their hands. On the flip side, this is the one receiver that would be worth the Ravens moving up for to acquire. Metcalf has the highest ceiling of any receiver in this draft, and has “All-Pro” written all over him.