ESPN’s McShay sees some draw­backs in Met­calf

The Buffalo News - - SPORTS - By Mark Gaughan

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.

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