Russell Wilson: DK Metcalf is like a 10-year veteran Pro Bowler

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Somehow, receiver DK Metcalf nearly slid all the way to round three of the 2019 draft. Now, one game into his second season, he’s becoming a star.

“He’s one of the best receivers in the game,” quarterback Russell Wilson told PFT by phone after Sunday’s 38-point outburst against the Falcons. “He’s like a 10-year veteran Pro Bowler.”

Metcalf caught four passes for 95 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.

Wilson said the he spent a lot of time working with Metcalf in the offseason, and Wilson credits the fact that Metcalf’s father, Terrence, spent significant time in the NFL for DK’s ability to quickly adapt to the pro game.

A third-round pick in 2002, Terrence Metcalf spent seven seasons with the Bears, playing 84 regular-season games.

Wilson said that Metcalf and Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett don’t get enough credit for what they do. With Wilson throwing the ball 35 times in the regular-season opener, they both will — soon.

17 responses to “Russell Wilson: DK Metcalf is like a 10-year veteran Pro Bowler

  1. “…and the ball clanks off his hands like a Division 3 freshman.”

    There. Finished the sentence for you, Russ.

  2. The only Seahawk receiver that didn’t catch 100% of his targets yesterday. RW was 31 of 35 but only 5 of 9 to Metcalf. DK Metcalf is good. Really good. Now he just needs to reduces his drops and increase his horizontal route tree capabilities. He does that and he will be a HOFer some day.

  3. Is it to late to trade JJAW for him? All I heard last year at the draft was that the Eagles were getting a steal at WR when they elected to skip on Metcalf and draft the second round gem of JJAW.

    JJAW has been missing in action for 17 games and counting. If he wasn’t a second round pick he probably would’ve been let go after the draft. Zero catches again yesterday.

    Not that I’m bitter that the Eagles once again tried to prove they were the smartest people in the room but the Seahawks got a steal.

  4. carloswlassiter says:
    September 14, 2020 at 12:13 pm
    Patriots skipped Metcalf too. Who need a big fast guy that no one can cover?


    Came here for this. N’Keal is still waiting for his first breakout game and seems to always do something boneheaded (or get hurt). I see many receivers do great either in year 1 or year 2 and sadly Harry is not there. And his team needs him to be. Get some separation and don’t drop the ball!!!

  5. springfield says:
    September 14, 2020 at 11:32 am
    Except when he drops it…


    No doubt he’s had his moments with the drops…but to Russ’ point…like a 10 yr vet, DK immediately turned around and caught a long TD from Russ moments later after having a VERY bad drop. He doesn’t wallow in self pity when he makes a mistake. He gets himself right back in the game and yesterday was just another example of it.

  6. However, he seems to come up with the more difficult catches and drops the easier ones.

    You could already see the amount of trust Wilson has in him, as late last season he was throwing a lot more 50/50 balls to him and letting him go up and get it.

  7. Ted Thompson was always the master of the 2nd round receiver (Jennings, Jordy, Cobb and Adams). This would have been a good choice for Green Bay.

  8. With Russell Wilson throwing him the ball, he doesn’t have to have polished routes to put up numbers. Yes, he is fast but he is slow getting in and out of his cuts. He will still put up over 1000 yards this year, but that is more Russell than him.

  9. I don’t get it…

    But for WR Metcalf, QB Wilson would have been the first QB in NFL history to throw a perfect game. Instead, WR Metcalf caught only 50% of passes, and all 8 other players who were targeted caught 100% for a total of 27 catches.

    WR Lockett 8/8, RB Carson 6/6, and TE Olsen 4/4 should be getting the hype!

  10. I think what we’re seeing may be the development of a TO-type talent (hope it doesn’t come with the 10-cent head): he’s got the speed, strength, and hops to go get any ball, and he really works his butt off to improve…but he’s got hard hands, and if it’s not a circus catch, part of his concentration seems to be already downfield before he secures the ball.

  11. He may drop a few but you better not let him get behind you and if he has the ball and needs a yard or two for a first down or TD you better have buckled your chin strap.

  12. Yeah, I can care less if he drops a few because the ones he does catch are EPIC. A couple of his targets were unwatchable.

  13. kamthechancellor says:
    September 14, 2020 at 7:35 pm
    Yeah, I can care less if he drops a few because the ones he does catch are EPIC. A couple of his targets were unwatchable.
    C’mon bro that was a homer comment right there. All the balls thrown to DK’s way were catchable especially for DK speed, wingspan, and jumping ability…The drops didn’t hurt us because Wilson was so on it, and DK made up for it on most other targets but those drops and incompletions are inexcusable.

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