Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Monday, June 6 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
As NFL minicamps get into full swing league-wide, Pro Football Focus has released their top receivers list organized by ranking and tier. The 32-player list includes the Seahawks star tandem of wideouts DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
Metcalf comes in at No.11, and is placed in Tier 2: Young Talents On The Cusp of Tier 1.
11. DK METCALF, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Metcalf possesses a freaky size-speed combination that makes him one of the biggest vertical threats in the NFL. Since entering the league in 2019, Metcalf has racked up the second-most receiving touchdowns (11) and third-most contested catches (12) from passes thrown over 20 yards downfield. His physical frame also helped him rack up the sixth-most receiving yards after contact (532) and ninth-most broken tackles after the catch (35).
Metcalf's production over his first three seasons in the NFL (29 touchdowns) is the fifth-most of any wideout league-wide. PFF ranked Metcalf as the No.10 best player under 25 in the NFL in May.
Lockett comes in at twelve spots below Metcalf, at No.23, under Tier 4: Maybe Not Elite, But High-Quality Pass Catchers.
Lockett was on the receiving end of one of the NFL's best QB-WR connections over the past handful of years withRussell Wilson. Thanks to Lockett's downfield ability and Wilson's deep ball, the two combined for the second-most deep receiving yards and the highest passer rating since 2018. Unfortunately for Lockett, the dynamic duo is now separated, with Wilson being traded to the Broncos. Lockett will still bring his explosive ability and infallible hands to Seattle's offense in 2022, but there's no longer a proven quarterback there to take full advantage of his skill set.
Lockett is coming off his third-consecutive 1,000-yard season, setting career-highs in receiving yards (1175) and yards per game (73.4) to go with 8 touchdowns.
While PFF has their own opinions and grading system, No.23 may be a tad too low for the current Seattle Sports Male Athlete of The Year.
Sports Illustrated's Corbin K. Smith points out Lockett's production over the last three seasons.
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