Seahawks’ Pete Carroll calls DK Metcalf a ‘very natural player’
Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is receiving some high praise from coaching staff and players, including head coach Pete Carroll.
“Very natural player,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said via ESPN’s Brady Henderson. “He hasn’t had any trouble doing anything we’re doing. He looks like he’s done it before. He’s got to get more disciplined. He’s got splits and all kinds of things, rules that he’s got to get right, but the physical things that [receivers coach Nate Carroll is] asking him to do, he can do it. He can do it. The route changes that we’re doing, the adjustments, his body control. He’s really been a marvelous competitor in this camp. We’ve seen plays out of him every day that look special, and most of it comes out of, one, his speed, but the other is his catching range and the ability to get out away from his body and get up off his feet and make really special catches.”
After having a marvelous combine, Metcalf skyrocketed through many draft boards but ultimately fell in the draft until he was taken by the Seahawks with the 64th pick in the second round.
Adding Metcalf gives Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson a downfield target now with the unexpected retirement of wide receiver Doug Baldwin.
While Metcalf is a physical specimen, the former Ole Miss Rebel will look to work on his route running and polishing the technical aspect of his game.