Redskins head coach Jay Gruden got quite the compliment from Ole Miss WR DK Metcalf after a successful meeting earlier this week.
“He’s a perfectionist,” Metcalf said of Gruden.
A likely first-round draft pick, Metcalf explained that his formal interview with the Redskins was his best so far during the NFL Scouting Combine. He said that Gruden showed him how to be cleaner in his breaks on receiving routes.
DK Metcalf was really impressed by Jay Gruden in their conversation “honing in” on his tape pic.twitter.com/hm9vgFqUY7— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 1, 2019
The high praise comes as the Redskins might be in the wide receiver market during the draft.
The team got poor production from the position in 2018, with no wideout bringing in more than two touchdowns or registering more than 45 receptions on the season.
Metcalf made a stir during the pre-draft process when a picture emerged via social media of his size and stature. He’s an aggressive weight lifter that has less than 2 percent body fat.
D.K. Metcalf is Mel Kiper Jr.’s top ranked wide receiver, linebacker, defensive end, strong safety and tight end prospect in this year’s draft. pic.twitter.com/NLcob3O97D— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 11, 2019
When he wasn’t speaking highly of the Redskins, Metcalf was almost in an awkward position where he had to defend his size.
Asked if he was surprised by the questions about his size, Metcalf said simply, “yes.”
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