The Seahawks added a big-play threat to their offense with the final pick of the second round, selecting University of Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf with the 64th overall pick.
Metcalf, who many projected to be a first-round pick, was a star of the NFL Scouting Combine, running a 4.33-second 40-yard dash and posting a 40.5-inch vertical leap at 6-foot-3, 229 pounds.
Metcalf’s final year at Ole Miss was cut short by a neck injury, but in seven games he caught 26 passes for 569 yards and five touchdowns. As a redshirt freshman in 2017, he caught 39 passes for 646 yards and seven touchdowns.
“I feel like I’m a complete receiver," Metcalf said on a conference call with Seattle-area media. "I can run routes, I can catch the ball and I love blocking.”
While Metcalf will assuredly be called upon to make plays downfield in Seattle, he also understands the importance of blocking for his fellow playmakers, an encouraging trait given how much the Seahawks like to run the football.
"I feel like as a receiver, I want to show a different side to where a lot of receivers don’t like blocking," he said. "So I’m going to add that in to my game and incorporate it into something that I like to do.”
To acquire the pick used to select Metcalf, the Seahawks sent a third-round pick (No. 77 overall) and one of their fourth-rounders (No. 118 overall) to New England.
Here are the Seahawks’ picks so far, as well as the picks they have remaining:
Round 1, 29 overall: DE L.J. Collier, TCU
Round 2, 47 overall: FS Blair Marquise, Utah
Round 2, 64 overall: WR D.K. Metcalf, Mississippi
Round 3, 92 overall
Round 4, 114 overall
Round 4, 124 overall
Round 4, 132 overall
Round 5 142 overall
Round 5, 159 overall
With the No. 64 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected D.K. Metcalf, a wide receiver out of Ole Miss.