ESPN’s McShay sees some drawbacks in Metcalf
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay loves a potential pairing of Josh Allen and D.K. Metcalf on the Buffalo Bills.
McShay also acknowledges some risk involved in picking Metcalf, the muscular wide receiver from the University of Mississippi.
McShay projects Buffalo will take Metcalf with the ninth overall pick in his latest mock draft, released Wednesday.
“With Josh Allen and the ability he has to extend plays and some of the throws he can make down the field that very few in the league can actually make,” McShay said, “a guy like Metcalf could really bring out the best in Josh Allen.”
McShay forecasts the top receiver in the draft to the Bills in part because he projected his top-rated offensive tackle (Florida’s Jawaan Taylor) to Jacksonville with the No. 7 overall pick.
Metcalf is 6-feet-3ø inches, 228 pounds, and ran the 40-yard dash Saturday in 4.33 seconds, fastest of any man 225 pounds or more in the last 17 years at the NFL scouting combine.
“To me, I see the weaknesses, I really do,” McShay said of Metcalf on a media conference call. “I understand he was kind of a onetrick pony, but it’s a heckuva trick.