Russell Wilson: DK Metcalf is “looking really, really special”

AP

The Seahawks may have gotten in 2019 a steal on par with the steal they got in 2012.

Seven years after landing quarterback Russell Wilson in round three (the Jaguars took a punter with Wilson still on the board), the Seahawks traded up to the bottom of round two to grab receiver DK Metcalf. Wilson really likes what he sees so far from the rookie.

“Well, it’s great seeing DK make his plays,” Wilson told reporters on Wednesday. “I think DK is looking really, really special. He can do anything and everything and he’s tremendous.”

Metcalf generated plenty of pre-draft buzz given his size, physique, and speed. But a history of injuries coupled with a reputation for having a limited route tree dragged him out of round one and almost into round three.

Coach Pete Carroll has no qualms about throwing rookies into the fray, as he did with Wilson. Given the absence of Doug Baldwin, the Seahawks have a need at the position, and Metcalf could fill it right away.

14 responses to “Russell Wilson: DK Metcalf is “looking really, really special”

  1. This guy could turn out to be one of the best WR’s in the league over time…..if he stays focused and DRIVEN!🏈

  2. Not a Hawks fan but I wonder if Pete and Co. can actually reload and build another contender.

    Still, why didnt they just give it to Beast Mode. He would have fallen into the endzone.

  3. Metcalf has no lateral agility/speed, he posted a worse 3 cone time than Tom freaking Brady did… Let that sink in for a minute. He’s never looked special when the games count because he cannot shake corners, NFL corners are going to eat this dudes lunch. To top it off he can’t run routes, he runs of all 3 routes both vertical routes as that’s direction he can move w/ any speed. He has bust written all over him.

  4. This is weird … most teams hate their draft picks and never say good things about them.

  5. Love the pick on potential but let’s pump the brakes a little. Rookie receivers usually struggle in the NFL. Golden Tate wasn’t much in Seattle until his third season. Probably something to keep in mind before proclaiming DK the next Calvin Johnson.

  6. hawkkiller says:
    June 13, 2019 at 2:41 am
    Metcalf has no lateral agility/speed, he posted a worse 3 cone time than Tom freaking Brady did… Let that sink in for a minute. He’s never looked special when the games count because he cannot shake corners, NFL corners are going to eat this dudes lunch. To top it off he can’t run routes, he runs of all 3 routes both vertical routes as that’s direction he can move w/ any speed. He has bust written all over him.
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    Anquan Boldin ran a 7.35 3 cone and a 4.72 40. 2nd round pick of the Arizona Cardinals. He probably had bust written all over him too. Your hate is getting stale.

  7. Wilson certainly knows what he’s doing, by giving the uplifting praise at a time in DK’s career that he’ll need it most with the pressure of just being a rookie alone and add in expectations of self, team and media. The confidence in him by Wilson will help keep Metcalf afloat while he does learn and polish up his route tree and picks up the offense. It’s my opinion that by year two he may start showing on the field what Wilson is glimpsing now, my reasoning is mostly NFL caliber position coaching and conditioning. More importantly will be (off-season) positional specific conditioning which will make all the movements of the complete route tree muscle memory and natural. Better digs, cuts as well as in&out sells. Once that happens with his God-given talents he can be a top 10 receiver.

  8. Bolden knew how to run routes and get open. Metcalf, not so much.

    kamthechancellor says:
    Anquan Boldin ran a 7.35 3 cone and a 4.72 40.

  9. On Hakeem Butler of Hawkkiller’s Arizona Cardinals:

    “Butler relies on his physicality and size to win, and because of this, his route running leaves a lot to be desired. He’s slow out of his breaks and better cornerbacks are able to disrupt his timing in press coverage.

    While he’s able to quickly build speed and beat defenses over the top, he doesn’t have the best change-of-direction prowess. Butler didn’t participate in the three-cone or any other agility drills at the NFL Combine, so there’s no way of knowing if he has the raw ability to improve this portion of his game.”

    Maybe he was thinking of his own draft pick, lol. Too scared to even participate in 3 cone or agility drills.

  10. cardiovascularendurance says:
    June 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    Bolden knew how to run routes and get open. Metcalf, not so much.

    kamthechancellor says:
    Anquan Boldin ran a 7.35 3 cone and a 4.72 40.

    I’d counter that with DK has Tyreek Hill speed. Something Boldin couldn’t dream of. When corners respect that speed with a ten yard plus cushion, how precise does his route tree need to be? It’s not like the defender will be in his hip pocket. The kid is a freak. He just needs to stay healthy.

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