It looked like the Seattle Seahawks were going to let the first two rounds of the draft come to an end without having added any offensive weapons for Russell Wilson after having made him the highest paid player in the league. Add in the fact that Doug Baldwin has had three separate surgeries this offseason, and how the receiving corps for the Hawks will look in 2019 is certainly a question mark.
However, the Hawks traded back up into the second round by sending a third and a fourth to the New England Patriots in order to be able to select wide receiver D.K. Metcalf out of Ole Miss. Metcalf is the definition of the big bodied receiver that Pete Carroll has been searching for since arriving in Seattle. At 6033 and 228, he weighs more than many of the Seahawks running backs on the roster and brings absolutely insane athleticism skills in certain areas. He ran a 4.33 electronic timed 40 yard dash at the combine, and then followed that up with 27 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Add to that a 40.5” vertical and a 134” broad jump and the athleticism is off the charts.
Just to put Metcalf’s strenght in perspective, the 27 reps on the bench press that he performed at the combine is tied with Justin Britt and Mike Iupati, who did the most reps of any of the projected starting offensive linemen at the combine (Germain Ifedi and Duane Brown both did 24 reps and D.J. Fluker did 21).
In any case, many fans loved the pick because of the simple fact that Russ throws a fantastic deep ball and Metcalf is a fantastic deep threat. In short, Metcalf is now a third deep threat for Wilson to go with David Moore and Tyler Lockett. However, before I ramble on too much, let’s get to the reactions of the pick from Twitter.
Russell Wilson must be so whatever his version of aroused is right now— laid back when we trade back ⌚️ (@JacsonBevens) April 27, 2019
This is both his Christmas and his birthday present https://t.co/Nt2s7rlKdF— bahvoom in spring (@_BVM) April 27, 2019
Can you imagine Russell Wilson throwing to D.K. Metcalf? Picture his high arc deep ball with Metcalf and Lockett running go routes.— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) April 27, 2019
It's going to open up so much room in the #Seahawks offense. They love to vertically stretch the defense. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/p3TazKcAQv
Russ and Metcalf are made for each other— recent pick 77 getter (@cmikesspinmove) April 27, 2019
My wide receiver can beat up your wide receiver pic.twitter.com/EAYpjgtORE— Nathan Ernst (@NathanE11) April 27, 2019
Biggest surprise of draft so far: That general managers obsessed with the 40-yard dash, let this guy, DK Metcalf, who ran a 4.33, slip to No. 64. pic.twitter.com/Kdfrcepn6e— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 27, 2019
DK Metcalf was one of the most efficient WRs in college football. Scary good as a deep threat. Now winds up with one of the most efficient QBs in the NFL. Also will be a clear RZ focal point. Love this fit.— Anthony Amico (@amicsta) April 27, 2019
To clear up what has been some confusion on DK Metcalf, his father is Terrence Metcalf who played in the NFL as an OL from 2002-10. He is a cousin of Terry Metcalf, who grew up in Seattle and went on to play in NFL in 70s and 80s: https://t.co/BEHPSKrkUm— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) April 27, 2019
LIFELONG DK METCALF IS FINE AT 64 FAN— Lifelong Draft WRs in the Draft Fan (@zjwhitman) April 27, 2019
does DK Metcalf play special teams? would be a scary gunner— DAVIS HSU (@DavisHsuSeattle) April 27, 2019