Why DK Metcalf is destined for another huge game against the Saints
The Seattle Seahawks will be welcoming the Drew Brees-less New Orleans Saints to town in Week 3. After having two straight productive weeks, D.K. Metcalf is destined to have another huge game against the Saints.
The Seahawks selected Metcalf with the 64th overall pick in this year’s draft out of Ole Miss. During the draft process, Metcalf became an internet sensation with the speed he showed at his size at the NFL Combine.
At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, the rookie wideout was able to run his 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds. Due to that, plenty of teams expressed interest in selecting him but the Seahawks were the eventual winners for his services.
Coming into Seattle, Metcalf’s skill set perfectly fit into Brian Schottenheimer’s offensive scheme. The Seahawks love to run the ball, but when they throw; they tend to throw the deep ball downfield.
Over the first two weeks of the season, the rookie receiver has flourished in Seattle’s offense. In his NFL debut in Week 1, Metcalf led the team with four receptions for 89 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Ole Miss product flashed his big-play ability in the aerial attack with a 42-yard reception from Wilson. Then, in Week 2, Metcalf was able to continue his momentum in the offense versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On Sunday, the 21-year-old wideout hauled in three passes for 61 yards and found the end zone for the first time in his career. Metcalf’s touchdown came late in the fourth quarter and ended up giving Seattle a 28-19 lead.
This week, Metcalf is hoping to continue being a prominent part of the offense in Week 3 against the Saints. Against the Saints, Marshon Lattimore will likely cover Tyler Lockett for the majority of the game.
In light of that, Metcalf will see Eli Apple and P.J. Williams in coverage in Sunday’s matchup. With all due respect to Apple and Williams, they aren’t nearly as daunting as Lattimore in the secondary.
Over the past couple of seasons, teams have targeted Apple and Williams as often as they can through the air. The Seahawks will probably decide to share that same gameplan in Week 3.
Seattle will attempt to run the ball, but their passing game will include throwing downfield to Metcalf. In a game that could end up being a shootout, Metcalf could be in for the best game of his young career this Sunday in Seattle.