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DK Metcalf weight room photograph: Wide receiver is a monster among men

The Advertiser 2019-02-12 05:37:00

As a third-generation NFL hopeful, there was never any doubt about the quality of DK Metcalf’s genes.

But a photograph of the draft prospect that went viral on social media on Tuesday leaves no doubt he was born to play football.

The son of former Chicago Bears offensive lineman Terrence Metcalf, DK grew up in NFL lockers — and by the looks of him now he was also no stranger in the weight room.

The 21-year-old tried not to upstage any of his training partners by positioning himself on the end of the above line-up of gym junkies, but he quickly made them regret taking part in a group photo.

DK Metcalf looks like one of the players from NFL Blitz.

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 11, 2019

Metcalf’s uncle Eric was also an NFL star and US long jump champion, while his grandfather Terry made three Pro Bowls.

At 193cm and 102kg, he promises to become one of the largest wide receivers in the NFL if he’s drafted later this year.

THERE’S A REASON THE PHOTO LOOKS FAMILIAR

The picture of Metcalf was taken at Arizona’s EXOS facility, the high-performance training base that provided us with an equally shareable photograph back in 2015.

That’s right, it’s the same place Jarryd Hayne was made to look like the water boy when he trained with the likes of Colin Kaepernick, Ricardo Lockette and Darrius Heyward-Bey in preparation for his sensational season in the NFL.

Lucky for the Hayne Plane, Metcalf was still in high school at that point or it could have been even worse.

Originally published as Football freak is a monster among men