Combine

Presented by

Blazing fast wide receivers D.K. Metcalf, Parris Campbell shine in Combine workouts 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Much of the NFL Scouting Combine is about numbers, and boy, did we get some numbers Saturday.

Ole Miss receiver D.K. Metcalf shattered the high expectations set for him by his viral gym photo, sending his 6-foot-3, 228-pound frame hurtling 40 yards down the sidelines at Lucas Oil Stadium in 4.33 seconds (unofficially).

The best mark of all receivers was 4.31, set by Ohio State's Parris Campbell and later tied by UMass' Andy Isabella.

Metcalf wasn't done there, though. The chiseled wideout reached every eye-popping mark on his player sheet, logging 27 repetitions on the bench press Friday, hitting 40.5 inches in the vertical leap and completing the receiver drills with proficiency.

Take a look at the top receiver prospects Browns fans should keep an eye on during the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.

Traditionally, the combine favors the workout warriors. Metcalf made it clear he's the quintessential gym rat, and he just might be a can't-miss draft pick, too.

Campbell's top time was unofficially one-hundredth of a second faster than his former teammate, Browns cornerback Denzel Ward, who was last year's top sprinter among defensive backs at 4.32 seconds. Campbell's track background helped make his 40 time foreseeable, and he even guaranteed a fast time when speaking Friday.

The Browns could use more deep threats in their receiving corps. Campbell's best attribute has long been his speed, as has Isabella's. Metcalf's time was a bit of a surprise, though, because, well, he's massive. 

Campbell stands at 6-feet, 205 pounds, and is a natural sprinter. Isabella is 5-foot-9 and 188 pounds. Both are Northeast Ohio kids, with Campbell growing up in Akron, and Isabella in Mayfield. 

Metcalf, the prospect from Oxford, Mississippi, is a size that simply doesn't put up that kind of number. Atlanta Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones, a specimen in his own right and just a hair under 6-foot-3, ran his 40 in 4.39 seconds at the 2011 combine.

All three fit the profile of a speedster who could fit well into the Browns' receiving corps. And all three had an excellent day in Indianapolis.

We'll see if one of them ends up in brown and orange.

Related Content

Advertising