The Colts need a second wide receiver opposite of T.Y. Hilton. Initially, I had them pegged to take D.K. Metcalf in the first round. That might not be possible anymore.
The combine is a great event for prospects. Some get a chance to build their profile and enhance their draft status. Some teams care more about the numbers than others though. That could be a problem for the Colts when it comes to one specific player.
D.K. Metcalf is coming out of Ole Miss. He was initially projected as a late first round pick. But now that his numbers are in, he might have vaulted himself up the board in a big way. So much so that the Colts might not be able to take him with their 26th overall pick now.
Metcalf ran a 4.33 40-yard dash to add to his physical attributes. He is listed as 6 foot 3 and 228 pounds. The fact that he was able to run that fast while being that big is astounding. He also has a preposterously low 1.9% body fat. That is borderline unhealthy with how huge he is.
Because of all of those numbers, there’s a good chance that a team gets enamored with him enough to take him in the middle of the first round. Even though his college production wasn’t the highest, some teams fall in love with the physical tools of a player.
If that happens, the Colts might have to alter their draft plans. They will either have to draft another receiver or go to a totally different position. We’ll see how the rest of the combine affects what they do.