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Wednesday Round-Up: DK Metcalf Listed Among NFL's Top Players Under 25 Years Old

The second-year wide receiver is having a breakout season and is cementing himself as one of the league’s top young players.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Dec. 2 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

DK Metcalf Listed Among Top Players Under 25 Years Old

Following back-to-back games with under four catches for the first time all season, DK Metcalf reminded everyone how dangerous he is on Monday night. Behind a 10-catch, 177-yard performance, Metcalf overtook Tyreek Hill for the league lead in receiving yards. Not bad for the ninth receiver selected in the 2019 NFL Draft.

DK clearly has a seat at the table among the NFL's best receivers. But in an article by ESPN’s Mike Clay, Metcalf was listed at No. 4 among NFL players under the age of 25 at any position -- behind only Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, Browns DE Myles Garrett and Colts OG Quinton Nelson. Here's what Clay wrote about Metcalf:

"'Limited route tree.' 'Too many injuries.' 'Awful 3-cone and short-shuttle performances.' 'Not a complete player.' These are among the excuses for why teams allowed DeKaylin Zecharius Metcalf -- a 6-foot-4, 228-pound superhuman with 4.33 wheels and elite strength -- to plummet to the 64th pick of the 2019 draft. Despite having yet to turn 23 years old, Metcalf has already made his doubters pay. Since entering the league, Metcalf ranks fourth in the NFL in touchdown receptions (16) and 10th in receiving yardage (1,939). Metcalf was good as a rookie, but he has made the leap to "great" in 2020.

"He leads the NFL in receiving yards (1,039) and sits no lower than fifth among wide receivers in touchdown receptions (nine), yards per reception (17.9) and yards per target (11.4). Metcalf is already one of the most intimidating players in the entire league -- let alone among those under age 25 -- and the crazy thing is that he'll still qualify for the 2022 version of this list. Don't be surprised if he's at the top."

Another Seahawk was also listed in the "Rookies to watch" section: Damien Lewis. While he didn't make the official "Top 25 under 25" list, Lewis is well on his way to potentially getting there in the near future and joining his teammate.

Family Reunites With Father and Husband, Wins Prize Delivery Through Campbell's, Safeway and the Seahawks

As part of Campbell's ultimate homegating prize delivery, the Seattle Seahawks and Safeway awarded a military family with 2021 season tickets and other prizes from Safeway, the Seahawks and Campbell's. Most importantly, the Watkins family was reunited with Gunnery Sergeant Ian Watkins, who returned home from his military service.

Throughout the day, the Watkins family was treated to an outdoor, socially distanced event featuring food, games and special visits. The Watkins family also raised the 12 Flag in their yard. Seahawks Legend Edwin Bailey and Blitz were also on hand to help out with the festivities.

As Salute to Service month comes to an end, the Seahawks, Safeway and Campbell's continued to stress the importance of the military community.

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Campbell's, Safeway, Blue Star Families and the Seahawks partnered to award the Watkins family with a Campbell's Homegating Prize Package, 2021 Seahawks season tickets, and one big surprise: the return of husband and father, Gunnery Sergeant Ian Watkins.

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