In the second round of the NFL Draft this past April, the Seattle Seahawks took wide receiver DK Metcalf out of Ole Miss. Metcalf would be the first of three receivers the Hawks would take during the draft, and the selection has led to quite the debate among fans and observers alike.
On one side, there are those who are confident that the size, strength and speed that Metcalf brings to the team will allow him to step in contribute in a major way right away. On the opposite side are the critics who argue that his limited agility and issue with drops will prevent him from contributing immediately.
However, it’s time to put all of that aside, and go ahead and just enjoy Metcalf explaining what he’s most looking forward to going into the 2019 season. In this short (fittingly, twelve second) clip of Metcalf speaking to Steve Smith on The Checkdown, the NFL Digital Media’s football culture brand.
Got to respect this answer from DK Metcalf about his first NFL play @dkm14 @Seahawks pic.twitter.com/prgw0HnR0e— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) July 26, 2019
Now, whether or not Metcalf will wind up on special teams is something that won’t be known for weeks to come. That said, there doesn’t seem to be any doubt about the fact that if he’s asked to fill a special teams role, he’ll be ready to do so.
Specifically, with the combination of size and speed that he brings to the table, there have been comparisons made by some to former Seahawks receiver and special teamer Ricardo Lockette. Of course, Metcalf comes to Seattle with a better football background, having played in the SEC as opposed to a Division II school. That said, he’s bigger and faster than Lockette was, and Lockette was a terror for returners on punt coverage.
Now it simply becomes a matter of waiting to see if Metcalf will get a chance to [mess] someone up on special teams.