One of the biggest storylines this offseason has been the phenomenon of D.K. Metcalf. The NFL Draft is nearing its toll, with Metcalf's stock rising rapidly after the NFL Combine.
At the NFL Combine, everyone's jaws dropped after seeing what Metcalf did. He measured in at 6'3″ and 228 pounds—with pictures of him looking like an NFL linebacker.
His Greek-God physique opened many eyes but his 40-yard dash had teams getting on the phone with his agent immediately. Metcalf ran a 4.33 40-yard dash while showing off his 40.5-inch vertical jump at the NFL Combine.
His three-cone drill times and his 20-yard shuttle were disappointing but he still dominated the NFL Combine. Many have said that he could rise into the top 10 in this year's draft.
One team who hopes the gifted receiver falls in the draft is the Washington Redskins. The Redskins hold the 15th overall pick and have a need at wide receiver.
Many people have the Redskins drafting defense in the first round but they need plenty of help on the offensive side of the ball.
Here are three reasons why Metcalf would be the perfect pick for the Redskins.
3. Metcalf Would Easily Be the Number One Receiver
The Redskins lack a number one wide receiver on their roster. As of now, the Redskins will be sending out Paul Richardson and Josh Doctson as their starting receivers in 2019.
Those guys show flashes of being talented but neither are number one receivers in the NFL. Metcalf would immediately fill that role if he was selected by Washington with the 15th pick.
In college, Metcalf caught 67 passes for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns in his three seasons with Ole Miss. Those stats aren't great but he didn't have consistent opportunities in college to make plays.
When he was targeted though, he constantly made big-time plays.
The Redskins need a go-to wideout and Metcalf perfectly fits the description.
2. Metcalf Would Open the Offense Up
The Redskins offense lacked big plays in 2018 and could absolutely use Metcalf in their offense. Again, in college, Metcalf had only 67 receptions for 1,228 yards but that is an impressive 18.3 yards per catch.
He is a deep threat receiver who isn't afraid to go up and get the ball at it's highest point. The skilled wideout made tons of fantastic catches in college that didn't look humanly possible.
One catch that comes to mind is an incredible catch he managed to make against Kent State in 2018.
In 2018, Washington ranked 28th in passing plays that went for over 20 yards. That could easily change by adding a guy like Metcalf on the outside.
Every team in the NFL needs to be capable of making big plays when needed.
Currently, the Redskins lack guys who can make big plays but if Metcalf is available at 15, Washington needs to seize the opportunity.
1. Josh Doctson Has Been Disappointing
Redskins fans will tell you how much of a disappointment that Doctson has been in the offense. In 2016, the Redskins decided to use their first-round pick on Doctson—in hopes he'd become the number one receiver.
That hasn't happened as he's been consistently inconsistent in his three seasons in the NFL. In three years with Washington, Doctson has totaled just 81 receptions, 1,100 yards, and eight touchdowns.
Those numbers don't justify him being selected 22nd overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. Doctson still has potential but he remains to be a developmental wideout.
The thing is, the Redskins need a playmaker to arrive really soon or their offense will remain one of the worst in the NFL.
Drafting Metcalf would give the offense a needed boost along with the return of Derrius Guice from injury.