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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:33 PM

D K Metcalf Is A Freak

And he's our freak.

It almost isn't fair.

"One of the plays of the year" said Collinsworth.

(He ran down a pick 6 when Buddha Baker had a 10 yard head start)

Insane speed.

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Reply D K Metcalf Is A Freak (Original post)
DanieRains Oct 25 OP
CincyDem Oct 25 #1
nolabear Oct 25 #2
marlakay Oct 25 #3
JonLP24 Oct 25 #4
mecherosegarden Oct 25 #5
exboyfil Oct 25 #6
flying rabbit Oct 25 #7
RainCaster Oct 25 #8
cmf Oct 25 #9
Awsi Dooger Oct 25 #10
JonLP24 Oct 25 #11
JonLP24 Oct 25 #12

Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:37 PM

1. Yep - gave him a 10 yard head start and closed the gap in 80 yards. Wow. n/t

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:40 PM

2. Play of the year! Man did he take off!

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:45 PM

3. Great defense and holding them back

To zero points on play!

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:51 PM

4. Cardinals should have gone for the field goal

It would be closer but Wilson is hard to stop.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:52 PM

5. And how about Tyler Lockett!

Amazing!

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:07 PM

6. The most impressive thing is his size while being that fast

Budda Baker 21.27 MPH
DK Metcalf 22.64 MPH

Baker is a fast man, but wow.


To give you some perspective.

Mostert hit 23.09 and 22.73 (both in 2020)
Hill hit 23.24 and 22.77 (both in 2016)

Mostert is 5'10" and 197 lbs. Hill is 5'10" and 185 lbs. Metcalf is 6'4" and 229 lbs. I think Metcalf has achieved the highest kinetic energy. Derrick Henry at 6'3" and 238 lbs got to 21.62 mph.

Metcalf - 5.3 Kilojoules
Henry - 5.0 Kilojoules
Mostert - 4.8 Kilojoules for his highest speed

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:13 PM

7. Yes, that was ridiculous!

go Hawks!

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:48 PM

8. That is a play for the ages!

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:53 PM

9. Always compete

Never give up. Amazing play. I'm glad the Hawks' defense did their part with the goal line stand.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:38 PM

10. He was hated by all the draft gurus

 

Particularly online. There are combine test drills that project to each position. Metcalf totally flunked the 3-cone drill and short shuttle, which are change of direction and normally align with wide receiver success or failure.

That's why he dropped so far in the draft. If he had never done that 3-cone drill and short shuttle he would have gone in the first round. There were even draft metrics sites that were listing Metcalf as the most certain bust in that 2019 draft.

Metcalf had worse numbers than Tom Brady in those drills. Now none of the supposed weaknesses are apparent at all. It's an example of more often than not. More often than not those drills will forecast success or failure, but not every time. One of the reasons Metcalf fell so far was that the 2-3 most recent examples of high profile wide receiver flunks in those drills did indeed flop in the NFL:

https://sports.yahoo.com/dk-metcalf-had-a-great-combine-but-was-slower-than-tom-brady-in-some-drills-160122585.html

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:42 PM

11. Cardinals fans wanted to draft Metcalf but Arizona drafted Andy Isabella instead

Andy Isabella has speed but hasn't made an immediate impact like Metcalf has.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:44 PM

12. Overtime!

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