Seahawks’ Russell Wilson says DK Metcalf has ‘all the athletic talent in the world’
The Seattle Seahawks and their quarterback Russell Wilson are witnessing a rebuild at the wide receiver position. With Doug Baldwin’s retirement on their mind during the 2019 NFL Draft and DK Metcalf slipping, the Seahawks wound up getting themselves the single-most polarizing receiver in the class in the second round.
DK Metcalf can best be described as an athletic marvel. Measuring in at a cut 6-foot-3, 228-pounds with a reported — nearly impossible — 1.9% body fat percentage, he dominated the NFL Combine much as he did SEC cornerbacks when he was an Ole Miss Rebel. Metcalf recorded a 4.33 second 40-yard-dash, 27 225-pound bench press reps, 40.5-inch vertical jump, and 134-inch broad jump.
Metcalf’s measurable and athletic profile shape the notion that he’s an athletic marvel. Very few would disagree with that, including Wilson. After Monday’s training camp, he said, via The News Tribune‘s Gregg Bell that Metcalf has “all the athletic talent in the world.”
It’s not the first time Wilson has drooled over his new weapon. Days ago, he told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Hurd and Jake Heaps that,
“I think he can be a Hall of Famer if he wants to be.”
According to Bell, Wilson said during the first week of training camp,
“You know, I compare DK to Lebron [James]. He was talking all this trash, and he looks like him, kind of, as big as he is.”
Both Metcalf and Wilson spent portions of their respective offseasons training together in Los Angeles.
Something besides a go 😂 pic.twitter.com/b6ZNHbdUmn
— DK Metcalf (@dkm14) July 10, 2019
It’s fair to say the Wilson is enjoying playing with his new big-bodied receiver. Alongside Tyler Lockett, the Seahawks’ receiver corps is filled with speed for Wilson to work with.