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NFL: NFC Divisional-Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons
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People know things. Like that Cliff Avril and K.J. Wright are both perpetually underrated, and that In-N-Out burgers are perpetually overrated.

What we don’t know is one level deeper into the Seattle Seahawks roster — are certain guys overlooked, and do others not get their due?

Yes. Tell us who. But today we’ll keep it to the wide receiver corps exclusively.

Paul Richardson

2016 basic numbers: in 15 games, 21-288-1, 58.3 catch rate

Career basic numbers (3 seasons): in 31 games, 51-599-2, 63.0 catch rate

Richardson makes highlight-reel catches and furnishes explosive plays — when he’s healthy.

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He also misses time, often, and doesn’t have a full productive season to his name. He doesn’t even have 600 yards receiving to his name, total. But when he plays, oh man...

Poll

How would you say analysts/journalists/bloggers depict Paul Richardson, on the whole?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    They overrate him
    (161 votes)
  • 59%
    They rate him just right, or pretty close at least
    (664 votes)
  • 25%
    They underrate him
    (286 votes)
1111 votes total Vote Now

Tyler Lockett

2016 basic numbers (15 games): 41-597-1, 62.1 catch rate

Career basic numbers (2 seasons): 92-1261-7, 68.1 catch rate

Lockett returns kicks with the best return men in the league. His dual All-Pro nods (first team his rookie year, then second team last year) are ample evidence. He can score on the ground...

...and through the air.

He’s also seen 22 fewer targets than Jermaine Kearse since entering the league, and hasn’t returned a kick for a touchdown since Week 3 of 2015. His receiving TD’s dropped from six his rookie year to one last season.

Poll

How would you say analysts/journalists/bloggers depict Tyler Lockett, on the whole?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    They overrate him
    (150 votes)
  • 47%
    They rate him just right, or pretty close at least
    (526 votes)
  • 38%
    They underrate him
    (425 votes)
1101 votes total Vote Now

Jermaine Kearse

2016 basic stats (16 games): 41-510-1, 46.1 catch rate

Career basic stats (5 seasons): 153-2019-11, 56.5 catch rate

Kearse, the maker of big plays and the center of much controversy with his subpar 2016 performance, scarcely needs an introduction. Most of you will already know he signed a 3 year, $13.5-million contract with 6.3 million guaranteed last offseason.

Most of you know his catch rate plummeted last year. In fact, it “dropped” 26 percentage points.

Most of you know he was flagged for the most offensive pass interference penalties in the league, although it’s clear some were bogus.

Most of you know he also caught the winning touchdown in consecutive NFC championship games.

Poll

How would you say analysts/journalists/bloggers depict Jermaine Kearse, on the whole?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    They overrate him
    (438 votes)
  • 35%
    They rate him just right, or pretty close at least
    (392 votes)
  • 24%
    They underrate him
    (270 votes)
1100 votes total Vote Now