Metcalf warned rookies about their use of social media.
“I informed them you’ll be able to’t make all people glad,” he stated. “You’re constructing a model and it’s important to defend that model, so if someone calls you out on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll be able to’t reply. Use social media for a optimistic affect in your life and different individuals’s lives and never a adverse one.”
Metcalf additionally cautioned them about funds.
“The best method to handle that’s simply to know the place your cash goes and who has management of it,” he stated. “Be proactive and know the place your cash goes, the way you’re spending it, get a funds.”
Metcalf slipped to the ultimate decide within the second spherical of the 2019 draft for varied causes, then shortly made all of the groups that handed on him remorse their selections. He had 58 catches for 900 yards and 7 touchdowns within the common season. Then he helped Seattle beat Philadelphia on the highway in an NFC wild-card playoff sport with seven receptions for 160 yards and one TD. The Eagles drafted wideout J.J. Arcega-Whiteside seven spots forward of Metcalf. Arcega-Whiteside had 10 catches in 17 video games.
This 12 months’s rookie class has distinctive challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most professional days have been canceled and group visits have been held nearly.
“I informed some guys it’s an excellent factor and a foul factor, as a result of what I discovered final 12 months about the entire draft course of is individuals are on the lookout for one thing unhealthy to level out about you it doesn’t matter what it’s,” Metcalf stated. “So the much less alternative groups needed to nitpick something you probably did mistaken was a greater place for you. However for the fellows who didn’t get invited to the mix, who solely had an opportunity to indicate what they might do at professional day, that’s the opposite unhealthy half about it, so there’s two methods you’ll be able to have a look at it.”