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Rookie Receiver Bo Melton Prepares For Preseason Debut
In the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Rutgers wideout Bo Melton with the No. 229 pick. As the preseason kicks off this weekend, Melton took to the podium after day 11 of training camp to discuss his summer and expectations for this weekend.
It's only been a few weeks since Melton got into the building at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for training camp; but he's getting the hang of things.
"Yeah, it felt good. Getting adjusted, getting used to the guys," said Melton. "We have a great veteran group in our wide receiver room, so it felt good to be out there, good with the guys."
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"Yeah, so Tyler (Lockett) is a very great player," said Melton "He's smart, you see him on the field. He critiques us. Even in the film room, I talk to him a lot and just nit-pick because he's been a very good player for a lot of years. So, just having him on the field and just watching him, it helps us as players and helps the whole receiver room get better."
Melton is looking to climb the Seahawks depth chart, and a big way to do that is on special teams. As a Scarlet Knight, Melton averaged 25.9 yards per kick return and 19.2 yards (1 touchdown) as a punt returner.
"Very important. Special teams is a big part of this program. Just being on special teams means a lot. Give it all you have and just make a good impression," he said. "I did punt, punt return, kickoff return, and kickoff too. I did all four, but more so punt return, kick return. I did do a lot of punt as a gunner."
After getting warmed up against his teammates Saturday at the Seahawks Mock Game, Melton is ready for a preseason debut that will take place not too far from his hometown of Mays Landing, New Jersey.
"I'm going to have like 30 people there," he said. "So, it's going to be a good time. Everybody is coming out for the first preseason game in the NFL, so it will be a good time."
Melton will get an opportunity to play in front of family and climb the depth chart, but it's no sweat off his brow.
"Just looking to have a great game along with the guys," said Melton. "Going out there, you want to compete. That's all we talk about in this program is competition so just want to go out there and have a good time and be prepared to play."
One day at a time; One play at a time.
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