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Josh Metellus | 44

S | Michigan | Minnesota Vikings
Ht: 5110 / 5' 11" | Wt: 207 | Upd: 03/15/2024


Birth Date: 01/21/1998
Age: 26
Original Team: MIN
NFL Entry: 20 06 205
NFL Exp: 5
Depth Chart Key: 20/6
Team History: MIN

Player History

07/20 MIN D/C signed
09/20 MIN waived
09/20 MIN P/SQ 1-2
09/20 MIN activated 2
11/21 MIN Covid-19
11/21 MIN activated 11, exempt
11/21 MIN exemption lifted

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about JOSH METELLUS: Michigan, 5110 209 4.53. Three-year starter, Pembroke Pines, FL. Has been honorable mention or second-team All-Big 10 all three years as starter. Plays primarily one high free safety with some reps in Cover 2 and matching a slot. Controlled initial pedal with disciplined read and react. Precise footwork reacting. Tracks well downhill flashes strike and shed ability. Has fundamental tackling skill with knee bend and finish. Very few missed tackles. Quick to open his hips to get over vertical routes. Changes directions quickly reacting to play action. Has matched slot receivers showing mirror ability in a short space. Has ball skills to battle at the catch point. Can be physical making the hit on the catch. Has some trouble with multiple routes as the free safety. Occasionally gives up the deep pass getting attracted to a shallow route. Needs consistency seeing the threats. Lacks the fifth gear to consistently stay in phase with a speed receiver. Lateral transitions can be labored at times. Can be locked up on a block in the box. Solid but unspectacular player who is consistent with responsibility. Does most things well but not a huge playmaker. Has some versatility to play nickel and projects as a solid backup. Special teams ability will be a factor. Senior Bowl notes: Played the deep hole and the box. Tracked well moving downhill one high. Flashed shed ability with quick hand use to shed and tackled well in space. Struggled some with lateral transitions and gave up some plays in match cover. 2019 stats: 74 T, 4 TFL, 5 PBU, 2 INT. OSR:17/24. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 1/4, H-10 1/4, VJ-36.5, SS-4.40).