DK Metcalf trying to show versatility with Seahawks
One of the biggest knocks against DK Metcalf in college—and one of the biggest reasons why he fell to the back end of the second round of the draft in April—was his questionable route-running ability.
But now that Metcalf is a member of the Seattle Seahawks and may end up having a big role in an offense that really needs another wide receiver alongside of Tyler Lockett, he is trying to show that he is more than just a one-trick pony:
Something besides a go 😂 pic.twitter.com/b6ZNHbdUmn
— DK Metcalf (@dkmetcalf14) July 10, 2019
Metcalf is certainly an interesting prospect, to say the least.
He put forth a spectacular performance at the Scouting Combine, but his overall collegiate production is lacking.
During his redshirt freshman season, Metcalf hauled in 39 receptions for 646 yards and seven touchdowns. Then, in his sophomore year, Metcalf played in just seven games due to a neck injury, catching 26 passes for 569 yards and five scores.
However, due to his terrific size at 6-foot-3, 227 pounds and his blazing speed, Metcalf had scouts salivating leading up to the draft, but his thin NCAA resume and his shoddy route running resulted in him falling to the Seahawks at No. 64.
Seattle won 10 games and earned a Wild Card spot in the NFC this past season, falling to the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.
Due to the departure of wide out Doug Baldwin, the Seahawks have a pretty big need at wide receiver, and they are hoping Metcalf can step in and provide Russell Wilson with another reliable target to throw to.