DK Metcalf: Going in second round was best thing to happen to me

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Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf paced Seattle’s offense with 160 receiving yards in Sunday’s 17-9 win over the Eagles and it was the kind of performance that made many wonder how Metcalf wound up remaining on the draft board until the end of the second round.

After the game, Michele Tafoya of NBC Sports asked Metcalf for his thoughts on putting up a huge game in January after being passed up so many times last April

“It’s great. I think falling to the second round was the best thing that happened to me because I’ve got the chip on my shoulder every time I play,” Metcalf said.

Metcalf caught Russell Wilson‘s two biggest passes of the day — a 53-yard touchdown and a 36-yarder that allowed the Seahawks to run out the clock — and he’ll likely continue to be in a leading role for as long as the Seahawks keep playing football this season.

27 responses to “DK Metcalf: Going in second round was best thing to happen to me

  1. He has bursts of great play. But also he has Bursts of drops and other inconsistent games. But for a rookie. He has done well overall. Once Wilson and him get locked in over time, he could be one of the best additions for the Seahawks offense in the future

  2. josh plum says:
    January 5, 2020 at 9:29 pm
    He has bursts of great play. But also he has Bursts of drops and other inconsistent games. But for a rookie. He has done well overall. Once Wilson and him get locked in over time, he could be one of the best additions for the Seahawks offense in the future
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    He just carried the team to a playoff win over the Eagles. Darn good. All receivers have good and bad games.

  3. Being a ROOKIE DK Metcalf is unbelievable! This kid is only going to get BETTER each year with Wilson under center.

  4. Sadly, this is NKeal Harry but Brady simply refuses to put it up on a 1st read in man coverage.

    AJ Brown as a rookie and Tannehill…Same deal.

    Brady….Brady.

  5. Wow the pats passed on this guy for Harry? Harry is a donkey. My guess, the pats were convinced gronk was coming back. Thus they wanted a speed guy at receiver. Big mistake all around.

  6. insightfulcomments says:
    January 5, 2020 at 9:38 pm
    Considering his short shuttle was worse than Tom Bradys, he has broken a lot of combine/measurable qualifiers.
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    Just goes to show that, outside of maybe the 40 yard dash, the combine is pretty much a farce.

    I get it. Teams spend a lot of time, money and other resources leading up to, and including, the combine. It just goes to show that it’s not an exact science,for every team.

  7. Max Payne says:
    January 5, 2020 at 9:39 pm
    Wow the pats passed on this guy for Harry? Harry is a donkey. My guess, the pats were convinced gronk was coming back. Thus they wanted a speed guy at receiver. Big mistake all around.

    Your logic is backwards. Metcalf is the speed guy, Harry is basically a TE.

  8. Man, the second round WRs are incredible – Metcalf, Samuels, Brown, Hardman. That is some talent!

  9. Max Payne says:
    January 5, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Your logic is backwards. Metcalf is the speed guy, Harry is basically a TE.
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    The hope is that he was the second coming of Anquan Boldin. And maybe he still will be. But as of now, he’s miles behind the other guys drafted after him.

  10. I did a little research to see where the NFC playoff teams drafted their top two receivers. It appears that no NFC team that made the playoffs drafted one of their top 2 receivers in the first round. San Francisco got Kittle in the 5th and Samuel in 2nd. G.B. got Adams in 2nd and Aaron Jones in 5th. N.O. got Thomas in 2nd and Kamara in 3rd. Seattle got Lockett in 3rd and Metcalf in 2nd. Minnesota got Diggs in 5th and Cook in 2nd. I’d say that’s proof that drafting a WR in the first round doesn’t necessarily get you into the playoffs. On the AFC side, the only #1 receiver drafted in round 1 was Hopkins (Houston) and he went 27th. If Metcalf feels snubbed, maybe he should call Michael Thomas and complain about it.

  11. Going in the 2nd round might have been good, but going to a team that knows how to use him is better. Plus wilson throws a killer deep ball.

    If NE had drafted him Brady would have screamed at him for 4 months and thrown him 10 yard hitches.

  12. Metcalf was a really good “gamble” that many of you might remember how so many experts said John & Pete has made such a big mistake. I hope there are a few more “mistakes “ made in next few years. Go Hawks!

  13. Metcalf went late because he’s not a complete WR. His agility tests at the combine were horrible. His 3 cone was like a lineman. He is straight line speed only with no change of direction. He can’t run a full route tree.

    He may turn out to be very good as a deep threat but he’s a limited player. He’s like Martavis Bryant who also went later in the draft for the same reasons.

    The Steelers grabbed Dionte Johnson in the 2nd and he will be the best WR in this class. He started to flash his big play ability even with awful QB play.

  14. The Poster Formerly Known as Seahawk Boy Mike says:
    January 5, 2020 at 9:19 pm
    Offensive rookie of the year, and it’s not even close.
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    He had a great year, but the correct answer is Jenkins LG from the Packers should be ROY, but they won’t ever let an Olinemen win it.

  15. Who cares about OROY? I literally could not name a single winner in history.

    Metcalf is in a great situation in Seattle. Lockett is the reliable safety net for Russ. No pressure for Metcalf to be anything more than a downfield/sideline threat. He is nowhere near ready to be The Man so he is lucky he won’t have to be

  16. DK can run crossing routes, hitches, 9 routes. He’s a beast and Hawks were lucky to get him. Considering we drafted 2 dogs in the 2nd rd prior to DK, Hawks were fortunate.

    DK is a hard worker and he fits well with the best deep ball passer in the NFL (see football focus for corroborating support) which has led to the success. Had DK been drafted by 28 other teams, he’d likely be a bench warmer.

    RW to DK is going to be a thorn in the side of many D’s for years to come. Now if PC & Schneider will build an OL for RW, the skies the limit for these 2 ballers.

  17. Huge Eagles fan, gotta give it up to the Seahawks. Birds gave it their all, one of the most injury-ravaged years that I can remember. What really stings is seeing guys like Metcalf and McLaurin have huge seasons, while our own second round pick taken in front of both of those guys, J.J. Arcega Whiteside, was unable to contribute anything at all. We’ve got a lot of guys on the decline, Howie needs to have an extremely productive offseason (and especially draft). We can not afford to miss any more on our first and second round picks. With the amount Wentz is getting hurt, our window for contention will not be open long.

  18. I’m not someone who gets to see a ton of Seahawks football but every time I watch this guy is making plays. He’s a good complement to Lockett, I like his upside

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