Where will Alabama football’s John Metchie thrive?
Alabama football has seen four receivers drafted in the past two first rounds of the NFL Draft. Jameson Williams is set to be the fifth, but John Metchie could slide into the first round if everything goes right.
It’s more likely that Metchie will go in the second round, but he still has a great chance of shining in the NFL if he lands on the right team. With his ability to make plays underneath and stretch the field with aggressive catches, Metchie has plenty of potential in the right NFL offense.
So, where would be the perfect fit for Alabama football‘s star receiver? Here are three teams that should draft him in the first two rounds.
3. Green Bay Packers
Assuming the Packers can patch things with Aaron Rodgers, they’ll be looking to add pieces that will help them win now. One thing they need is a WR2 to play alongside Adams. They have depth at the position, but a stud to play across the field would elevate this offense once again.
Adams can win with deep routes, and Metchie can feast on the plays underneath. He should be reliable in that offense, and he would be competing for Super Bowls immediately. The Packers don’t have an Alabama football player on the roster, so this would also be nice for Tide fans who live in Wisconsin.
2. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens have invested in receiver depth recently, but they could still use a piece with a wide catch radius. Metchie might not be the best player for the Ravens to draft, but there is no doubt that he could succeed with Lamar Jackson. He could run option routes and play a similar style of street ball that he saw in Alabama.
1. New England Patriots
This is easily the best fit for John Metchie. For starters, he would be paired with Mac Jones. Metchie thrived with Jones when they were teammates for Alabama football, and the chemistry would help him his rookie year. The Patriots also need more passing weapons, and Metchie’s route skills could be used well in that offense.
Metchie needs an offense with a system in place. He won’t be the true star, but he can be incredibly productive if he’s put in a place to succeed.