The NFL combine is a sure-fire way for the top athletes in the draft to boost their stock in front of all 32 teams and a national, televised audience.

In 2015, West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White shot up to a top 10 pick after running a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds.

This year, another wide receiver prospect is making a similar ascension.

D.K. Metcalf from Ole Miss stole all the combine headlines Saturday with his 27 bench reps and 4.33 40 while measuring in over 6-foot-3 and 228 pounds, drawing comparison’s to White’s performance four years ago.

Both receivers boasted a rare combination of size and speed but struggled in the agility drills, perhaps signaling issues with changing direction quickly.

Metcalf was among the slowest wide receivers in the 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle, and White was closer to average in both tests.

The former Bears first-round pick saw his career derailed by injuries. As Metcalf goes into his NFL career, he could be an example of what could have been if White had stayed healthy.

 

 

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