Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, February 17 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Lockett, Metcalf, Reed Make PFF's Top 101 Players Of 2021 Season
The 2021 NFL season came to a close last weekend with the Rams defeating the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI, giving fans and pundits alike time to reflect on the year that was. Earlier this week, Pro Football Focus (PFF) came out with its rankings of the 101 top players from the 2021 season, and our own Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, and D.J. Reed all made the cut.
Lockett checks in at 78 after being unranked in the 2020 edition of these rankings. "Somehow Lockett remained extremely productive despite Russell Wilson getting hurt for the first time in his NFL career and missing time," PFF's Sam Monson writes. "Lockett averaged 2.35 yards per route run and caught 70.9% of the passes thrown his way over the season. Passes sent his way generated a passer rating of 122.4, and he dropped just one of his 103 targets." PFF gave Lockett an overall grade of 81.9 out of 100 on the season.
Metcalf was ranked 68 in 2020, but after seeing his production dip slightly with Russell Wilson missing time due to injury, he comes in at 91 on this year's list. Still, the third-year receiver earned an overall PFF grade of 81.5.
The final Seahawk to make the list was cornerback D.J. Reed at number 98. Reed nearly doubled the number of snaps he played in 2021 over 2020, resulting in a career-high 78 tackles and two interceptions. "Cornerbacks who are 5-foot-9 and 188 pounds are not supposed to be able to hold up on the outside against some of the physical freaks who play wide receiver in the NFL, but Reed did just that for Seattle this season," Monson said. "He allowed only a 66.0 passer rating when targeted, with just 51.5% of those targets being caught by the intended receiver."
PFF's rankings are based solely on play from the 2021 season, and the list is created without regard to position. You can check out the full list of top players from the 2021 season here.
Social Post Of The Day
Tyler Lockett shares a clip from his recent visit to his hometown of Tulsa, Okla., where he explored the history and impact of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.
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