On Saturday afternoon the NFL combine rolled on with the wide receivers groups taking the field.
There were several incredible performances, including Ohio State’s Parris Campbell who set the mark to beat with a 4.31 40-yard dash. However, there was a clear winner on Saturday afternoon and his name wasn’t Parris Campbell.
Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf put together one of the most-impressive combine performances in recent memory. The 6-foot-3, 228-pound wideout ran a 4.33 40-yard dash and posted a 40-inch vertical.
Metcalf finished top-three in those two categories for wide receivers.
He then took top honors in the bench press with 27 repetitions.
After dominating the combine, cameras caught an emotional Metcalf on the sideline. According to NFL Network’s report, Metcalf video chatted with his parents and was left with tears in his eyes.
An emotional DK Metcalf Facetiming his family after turning in a 4.33 and one of the best workouts the Combine's ever seen. pic.twitter.com/DabQawU9by
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) March 2, 2019
All of the hard work Metcalf put in paid off big time on Saturday afternoon. While most NFL scouts already saw Metcalf as a first-round talent, he solidified that position today.
ESPN draft specialist Mel Kiper Jr. placed Metcalf in his top-10.
Other analysts suggested the Ole Miss product will go in the top half of the first round as a result of his performance Saturday.
The NFL draft kicks off on April 25.