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Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks' Tyler Lockett Climbs To No.1 On ESPN WR Rankings

After recording a touchdown in his sixth-straight game, Tyler Lockett is ranked the league’s No. 1 wideout per ESPN analytics.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, December 13 — about your Seattle Seahawks. 

Tyler Lockett Tops ESPN Receiver Rankings

Despite Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers, there's plenty of hope left for Seattle's season. Wideout and offensive catalyst Tyler Lockett continues another standout year, and is being recognized for it. With Week 15 looming, Lockett climbs to No.1 wideout league-wide per ESPN Analytics.

Down 17-0 early in the first half, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith connected with Lockett in the back of the endzone. Tracking the ball over his shoulder, the eighth-year man stretched out for the ball, tapping both feet inbounds while coming down with Seattle's first touchdown of the afternoon. It was Lockett's sixth score in as many games, setting a franchise record.

Lockett's eight touchdowns on the year tie for fifth-best in the NFL, as he approaches a fourth-consecutive 1,000-yard season with 896 yards (11th). Seattle’s repeat Walter Payton Man of the Year nomineeclimbs four spots to No.1 overall on the next gen stats rankings after appearing at No.5 for Week 13.

Per Next Gen stats, Lockett's 92 overall grade comes after catching five passes for 60 yards and a score Sunday. In the separation category, Lockett leads the way with a 97 score out of 100, with Philadelphia Eagles wideout A.J. Brown second at 96. Per the metrics, Lockett is tied for seventh-best in average separation yards (3.6) and tied for second-best in average cushion (7.5 yards). The Kansas State alum comes in second behind Cleveland Browns wideout Donovan Peoples-Jones (99) in Making the Catch with a 93 grade.

Along with year-9 wideout Marquise Goodwin (32), 30-year-old Lockett is one of the elder statesmen in Seattle's receiving core. But statistics (and analytics) show no signs of regression - only consistency. 

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