2 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles get slight passes for ignoring DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf (14) Darius Slay (24) Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
DK Metcalf (14) Darius Slay (24) Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles
Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Everyone’s still making sense of the Philadelphia Eagles passing on DK Metcalf.

Before D.K. Metcalf would ever go on to the professional level and send so many Philadelphia Eagles fans to therapy as he’s done for each of the last two seasons (more on that in a sec), he was one of college football’s more talked about prospects for the work he did in the great state of Mississippi.

In 21 career games at the NCAA level while as a member of the Ole Miss Rebels, D.K. Metcalf played against some of the best competition that college football had to offer. His Rebels are members of the mighty SEC, perhaps college football’s best conference from top to bottom. Week after week, he lined up against other guys who would go on to play on Sundays.

It didn’t matter. Those 21 games produced 67 receptions for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns, His six-foot-four, 225-pound frame made scouts and coaches salivate as both dreamed of him hauling in 50-50 balls, first-down receptions, and touchdowns in the red zone, but there was an issue. Heading into the draft process, he was tagged with those two dreaded words, ‘injury concerns’, and that’s where this story gets interesting.