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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett Embraces Being 'Underrated'

Eighth-year Seahawks wideout Tyler Lockett joins Seahawks Legend Richard Sherman on the “Richard Sherman Podcast.”

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Tyler Lockett Joins The "Richard Sherman Podcast"

Lockett needs just 36 yards this year to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth-consecutive season, joining Steve Largent as the only player in Seahawks history to accomplish that feat. In addition to 964 receiving yards, the Kansas State alum has 78 receptions and eight touchdowns in 14 games. Despite not earning his second Pro Bowl nod, Lockett was selected as an alternate. The eighth-year wideout joined the Richard Sherman Podcast to discuss a range of topics - from Coach Pete Carroll, to being 'underrated.'

"Yeah, I really don't know why bro," said Lockett. "It's one of those things where ever since I got here, I mean even when you were here, like Doug didn't get any love, too. You know, and Doug was phenomenal at everything he did, the releases, being able to catch the ball. I don't know if it's just kind of a Puget Sound thing out here, that a lot of people don't get the chance just to be able to watch us, but I mean I've kind of come to a place man, where I've accepted the fact that the best I might ever be in people's minds is underrated, and I mean, that's OK, because it seems like underrated is the most consistent thing they can say."

Marcus Mosher of Pro Football Focus rated Lockett the Seahawks' biggest Pro Bowl snub for the year.

You could make a case for either Seahawks receiver here, but let's go with Lockett. Whenever the Seahawks have needed a play, Lockett has been there and delivered. He is averaging 1.99 yards per route run, and 47 of his 78 receptions have gone for first downs. Plus, Geno Smith has a 112.0 passer rating when targeting Lockett. He might not be the flashiest receiver in the league, but he deserves more national attention.

ESPN's Next Gen analytics team currently ranks Lockett the No.3 wideout league-wide, with a 90 out of 100 grade.

For the fifth-consecutive season, Lockett has caught five or more touchdowns, currently tying for No.5 league-wide (8). Six-consecutive games with a touchdown was snapped when Lockett went down against the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks second-time Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee continues to be extremely valuable to the franchise - regardless of who acknowledges it.

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