With the NFL Combine coming up later this week, we will be taking a close look at a few position groups to keep an eye on in Indianapolis.
We'll continue with an area the Redskins could upgrade over the course of a few rounds: wide receiver. Here's who the Redskins may be keeping close tabs on.
D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss
Despite only playing in 21 collegiate games over three seasons, D.K. Metcalf is one of the best wide receivers in this years NFL Draft. Metcalf, 6-foot-5, 237 pounds, had lingering injury issues that shortened his first and third seasons in college. In 2016, Metcalf only played two games before a foot injury ended his season, and in 2018 it was a neck injury that ended his season after seven games. In his career, Metcalf has 67 career catches for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns. In 2018, his 21.9 yards per catch was second in the SEC.
N’Keal Harry, Arizona State
N’Keal Harry garnered a lot of hype entering college as a highly-rated four-star recruit. In his three years with the Arizona State Sun Devils, Harry was one of the best wide receivers in all of college football. Harry, 6-foot-4, 213 pounds, finished his career with 213 receptions for 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was also named All-Pac-12 first-team twice in his career, getting the honor in 2017 and 2018.
A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
AJ Brown will leave Oxford, Miss., as possibly the best wide receiver in program history. Brown holds the career records receiving yards while being top three in career receptions and top five in career touchdowns. Brown, 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, appeared in 34 career games where he brought in 189 catches for 2,984 yards and 19 touchdowns. Brown was named First-team All-SEC in both 2017 and 2018.
Parris Campbell, Ohio State
Parris Campbell went to Ohio State with the potential to be one of the most electrifying players in open space. He was exactly that for the Buckeyes as he flashed his talents as both a wide receiver and as a kick returner. Campbell, 6-foot-1, 208 pounds, was used sparingly at wide receiver before 2018, where he would get 90 catches for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2016 and 2017, Campbell shined as a kick returner getting a combined 913 yards on 30 kick returns. Campbell was named third-team All-Big 10 in 2016, second-team All-Big 10 in 2017, and first-team All-Big 10 in 2018.
Marquise Brown, Oklahoma
Coming out of high school, Marquise “Hollywood” Brown did not have a single division one scholarship offer. Brown, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, went the junior college route playing one season for College of the Canyons before transferring to Oklahoma. In his two seasons with the Sooners, Brown used his speed to rack up receptions and yards. He combined to get 132 catches for 2,413 yards and 17 touchdowns in two seasons. Along with being named first-team All-Big 12 in 2018, he was named a first-team All-American.
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Kelvin Harmon, NC State
Kelvin Harmon entered college as a three-star recruit and showed flashes of his potential in his freshmen season. In 2017, his sophomore season, Harmon broke out for the Wolfpack and was named second-team All-ACC. Harmon, 6-foot-3, 214 pounds, would do even better his junior year getting named first-team All-ACC. Harmon ended his NC State career with 177 catches for 2,665 yards and 16 touchdowns which all rank top-10 all-time at NC State.
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
Before 2018, Deebo Samuel never had a chance to show his full potential. He battled for playing time his freshmen and sophomore seasons and suffered a season-ending injury just three games into his junior season. In 2018, Samuel, 6-feet, 210 pounds, lived up to the hype as he was named first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC. Samuel ended his Gamecock career with 148 receptions for 2,076 yards and 16 touchdowns. Samuel also showed success running the ball, as he had 25 rushes for 154 yards and seven touchdowns in his career. Samuel;s triple threat was being an electrifying return man, having 42 career kick returns for 1,219 yards and four touchdowns.
Hakeem Butler, Iowa State
Hakeem Butler might be one of the biggest players in the 2019 Draft. Standing at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, Butler poses a huge problem to all corners and safeties trying to defend him. Butler was named second-team All-Big 12 in 2018 after finishing the season with 60 catches for 1,318 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2017, Butler spotlighted as a red zone threat, getting 41 catches for 697 yards and seven touchdowns.