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Wednesday Round-Up: DK Metcalf Tops Breakout Wide Receiver Rankings

NFL Network's Nate Burleson revealed his top 5 breakout wide receivers yesterday, tabbing DK Metcalf at No. 1.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf pictured on his record day vs. the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2020 NFC Wild Card Playoff Game.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Wednesday, May 20 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

The Sky Is the Limit

Fresh off his stellar rookie season, DK Metcalf has proven himself as one of the top young wide receivers in the game - and the experts have taken notice.

Yesterday, former Seahawks receiver and NFL Network analyst, Nate Burleson, named DK Metcalf his top breakout wide receiver candidate in 2020.

"This dude is a monster!" Burleson said. "I feel like he's about to take the league by storm with that type of size, speed and ability to catch the ball."

Metcalf's 900-yard first season ranked third among rookies in 2019. When looking at his top performances, Metcalf especially made his mark at the Eagles in the Wild Card Round. He racked up 7 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, including the catch to seal the victory in Philadelphia.

"In the playoff game, he didn't look like a rookie," Burleson said. "He might have broken an NFL rookie record with 160 yards receiving, but in that NFC Wild Card game, he was everything but."

Metcalf made his name known, now he's training to take the next step in his sophomore season. Burleson praised his humility and like all of us, he can't wait to see what DK can accomplish as he continues to grow and work with Russell Wilson.

"Now imagine what he's going to do this year with another year in the offense," Burleson said. "The sky is the limit for these guys on the list."

Back In Action! (Virtually)

The Checkdown and Madden NFL 20 are simulating the entire NFL season! Their latest featured match-up? The Seahawks traveling to the desert in Week 7 to take on Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, and the Arizona Cardinals. I don't want to spoil the outcome, but tune in below and you might just see some 4th quarter magic.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks Legend Cliff Avril who shares the United Way's Virtual Hangout experience supporting families affected by COVID-19. Lucky fans who donate $10 could win a virtual hangout with Avril and cornerback Neiko Thorpe.

And how can you not love a good Seattle sports crossover? The Pick 6 Twitter account shares some of the latest NFL/NBA crossover design work below, featuring Russell Wilson in Seattle Supersonics throwback-inspired threads.

More From Around The Web

The 2020 preseason schedule is set! See finalized times and view the full schedule here. reporter John Boyle is breaking down the best Seahawks players by jersey number. See who made the list for numbers 21-40.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times shares more on linebacker Bruce Irvin's return to Seattle, who says 'words can't explain' how happy he is to be back.


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