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Wednesday Round-Up: Tyler Lockett Named to USA Today's NFL All-Underrated Team 

Doug Farrar of USA Today’s Touchdown Wire names Tyler Lockett to the NFL’s All-Underrated Team.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Wednesday, June 14 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Tyler Lockett Named to USA Today's All-Underrated Team

As Year 9 approaches for Seattle wideout Tyler Lockett, the Kansas State alum earned his way onto USA Today’s All-Underrated Team. Doug Farrar breaks down why the Kansas State alum is Seattle's 'Secret Superstar.'

In 2022, Lockett joined Legend Steve Largent as the only Seahawks wideouts to record four-consecutive 1,000 yard seasons. Over the years, both the media and analytics have vouched for Lockett's consistent production. But there's a growing sense that Lockett is still a tad overlooked - and he’s just fine with that. In December, Lockett joined Seahawks Legend and former teammate Richard Sherman on his self-titled podcast to discuss being underrated.

"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," Lockett said. "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."

Farrar breaks down just how great Lockett has been for Seattle, and why he deserves more respect.

From 2019 through 2022, Lockett ranks 16th in the NFL in targets with 466, ninth in receptions with 339, and tied for sixth in touchdowns (35) with Stefon Diggs and A.J. Brown. Thing is, you don't often hear Lockett's name when we discuss the league's most refined and productive receivers, but he's earned such consideration after putting up these numbers in offenses that haven't always been passing-friendly. All Lockett does every season is show up and produce, and his efforts were buttressed, surprisingly enough, by Geno Smith's command of a series of offenses that Russell Wilson seemed to have on lock for a decade.

Specifically, as Smith was one of the league's best deep passers in 2022, he needed a primary target for all those throws of 20 or more air yards. Lockett was quite happy to comply, and he caught 10 deep passes last season on 19 attempts for 304 yards and six touchdowns. Once again, proof that Lockett doesn't need an abundance of opportunities to produce at a top-tier level — his 19 deep targets was exactly half thrown to Tyreek Hill, the NFL's leader in that category, but only Davante Adams and A.J. Brown had more deep touchdowns.

No matter where he lines up on the field, and no matter how you defend him, Lockett will use his comprehensive command of the subtleties of his position to roast you.

The discussion of Lockett's league-wide appreciation continues for the moment, but his contribution to Seattle and the record books will stand the test of time.

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