Why this NFL draft hopeful has set social media alight

Every NFL draft prospect wants to put their best foot forward, but one has taken things to the extreme.

DK Metcalfe, former Ole Miss wide receiver who has nominated for the 2019 draft, has clearly been spending a lot of time in the gym.

When pictures of the 21-year-old posing with college teammate AJ Brown made their way online, the response was incredible.

The NFL hopeful was last listed at 6’4 and 280 pounds in 2018 – or 193cm and 104kg in Australian money.

DK Metcalfe poses in the gym alongside teammate AJ Brown.

High hopes

Metcalfe isn’t attracting draft attention just because of his jacked physique.

The rising star announced he would enter the 2019 NFL Draft at the end of the college season last year.

Predicted to be selected in the top 20 in April’s draft, Metcalfe impressed in three seasons with Ole Miss.

He had 67 receptions for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns over three years.

The rising star will first have to impress team officials at the NFL Scouting Combine, which runs form February 26 to March 4.

The Arizona Cardinals won the first selection in the 2019 draft, following the conclusion of the season with the Super Bowl last week.

The San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will also select in the top five.