In a recent appearance on the Talkin’ Seahawks podcast, Burleson claimed that Metcalf is just scratching the surface with the Seahawks:
“He’s literally just scratching the surface, which is scary,” Burleson said. “He’s humble, he’s hungry and he’s just a cool cat. I would love to see him have a breakout year. He’s going to be one of the best receivers in the league someday soon.”
Burleson also believes that Metcalf can expand his game this upcoming season if he can learn to execute in different spots around the field:
“If DK can do that, he’ll be unstoppable,” Burleson said. “If you put him in the slot and put him against a nickel corner or a linebacker or a safety, it’s curtains for the defender.”
Following a standout collegiate career at Ole Miss, the Seahawks selected Metcalf in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Metcalf proved to be a successful draft pick, catching 58 passes for 900 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games.
In addition, the 6-foot-4, 229-pound wideout played tremendously in the postseason. Against the Philadelphia Eagles, Metcalf caught seven passes for 160 yards and one touchdown in the 17-9 wild-card win. Metcalf's performance against the Eagles set an NFL rookie record with the most receiving yards in a playoff game.
It'll be interesting to see how much Metcalf actually progresses in the Seahawks' offense this upcoming season. The 22-year-old certainly has the potential to become of the top receivers in the league someday.