Seahawks DK Metcalf Ranks Top 5 WRs in NFL, Opinions are starting to form on which Seattle Seahawks wide receiver has the best chance of making the NFL’s top 100 list at the end of 2019. DK Metcalf, who was taken in the second round of the NFL Draft, believes he will be one of them, and he certainly has his supporters. He believes he’ll rank as one of the top five wide receivers in the entire league at the end of this season, which means only four other players would need to make that list before him.
Building an offensive line
The Seattle Seahawks are known for building a deep and talented defensive line. An offensive lineman has been selected on three occasions since 2010 (John Moffitt, James Carpenter, Germain Ifedi), but that hasn’t stopped team brass from selecting a lineman with their first pick every year since 2012.
Seahawks DK Metcalf Ranks Top 5 WRs in NFL
And each of those five linemen (Rees Odhiambo, Justin Britt, Mark Glowinski, Terry Poole, and Ifedi) have done plenty to justify their selections. With perhaps two more seasons left before Russell Wilson needs an heir apparent at quarterback, Seattle may listen if other teams call about Wilson. But they don’t want to trade him after acquiring him less than a year ago. The 33-year-old quarterback gives Seattle its best chance to win for 70-year-old coach Pete Carroll, who likely isn’t interested in rebuilding again.
As for adding Wilson insurance or finding his replacement in 2020, keep in mind Seattle would need either Metcalf or someone like Alabama State’s Kelvin Harmon/Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy/Michigan State’s Felton Davis III/Georgia’s Riley Ridley to be available when they’re scheduled to select eighth overall. They might not be willing to wait until No. 20 unless there is another top-10 worthy talent still on board. Even then, will Seattle be able to pass up all these names: Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins/Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray? Is Metcalf a realistic option?
Seattle’s success also leads to a desire to see its young players develop into key contributors as well as core contributors such as Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas and perennial All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman on offense.
Finding a pass rusher
The Seahawks are another team that will likely try to address its defense through free agency and trades, but they also have holes on their offensive line and need help at linebacker. They could look to find a pass rusher early if they decide not to select a quarterback with their first-round pick, which would make Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa an ideal selection. Outside linebacker is another position of need for Seattle, so Alabama’s Anfernee Jennings would be an intriguing option in Round 2 if he falls there.
If Carroll decides to move on from RB Chris Carson, Penn State’s Miles Sanders would provide insurance behind Rashaad Penny and give Seattle an explosive change-of-pace back. If Carroll determines his roster needs to get younger at cornerback, Clemson’s Trayvon Mullen or Kentucky’s Lonnie Johnson could fit as developmental prospects who could give Seattle more speed in the secondary.
And perhaps most important, Seattle could replace long-time left tackle Duane Brown, 34 next season. Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey and Oregon’s Tyrell Crosby are solid options in Round 1 if available when Seattle picks again at No. 21 overall; it may have to wait until Rounds 3 or 4 for someone like Wisconsin’s David Edwards or Ole Miss’s Greg Little to fall into a range.
Filling holes at running back
Here is a list of players that were drafted ahead of Russell Wilson, who looks to be one of the most underrated quarterbacks of all time, per NFL Network analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks. • Jameis Winston (No. 1 overall pick) • Teddy Bridgewater (No. 32) • Jake Locker (No. 8) • Blaine Gabbert (No. 10)
Deshaun Watson was picked No. 12 overall; he was picked before Dak Prescott but behind Blake Bortles at No. 3 and Johnny Manziel at No. 22. That puts him on par with EJ Manuel (No. 16), Geno Smith (No. 39), Christian Ponder (No. 12), Ricky Stanzi (No. 165), Kellen Moore (undrafted), and Brady Quinn (undrafted). • Tony Romo was a late-round pick out of Eastern Illinois at No. 255, followed by Bruce Gradkowski at No. 230. • Daryle Lamonica was an undrafted player from LaTrobe College; Terry Bradshaw went at No. 1 and Joe Namath went at No.
Strengthening the receiver corps
With veteran Doug Baldwin retiring, young receivers like DK Metcalf, Jaron Brown, and David Moore have a chance to prove themselves. However, Wilson will still have to lean on tight end Will Dissly, who caught 12 touchdown passes last season despite missing all of training camp with an injury. To help support their signal-caller, Seattle signed Ed Dickson—who spent his first seven years with Carolina—to compete for a starting job.
The 33-year-old quarterback gives Seattle its best chance to win for 70-year-old coach Pete Carroll, who likely isn’t interested in rebuilding again. As the true start of the NFL draws near, here are 10 predictions around teams like Seattle’s. The Seahawks know they don’t want to trade Russell Wilson. They also understand that they may not be able to prevent other teams from calling about him anyway.
The term distracted driving is pretty well-known, but distracted walking seems to be less of a talking point. Texting while walking makes you walk slower and your gait shorter, which can ultimately make you prone to tripping on uneven surfaces or curbs. You also don’t notice elevation changes when texting or looking at your phone, which means there’s an increased risk of falling stairs or stepping into an unexpected hole.
To prevent both accidents and injury, you must put away your phone for extended periods when you’re walking outdoors. However, if that’s not realistic for whatever reason (walking through crowded areas with a lot of distraction or traveling from one place to another) then it might be best to hold your device in front of you so that you at least have a better awareness of traffic and obstacles around you.
And even though using headphones may seem like another safe option, they could inhibit your ability to hear sounds around you—like sirens or horns—which can increase your chances of getting hit by a car. If possible, it’s always better to talk on your cell phone rather than walk and text; or send a quick text instead of an hours-long Facebook post to communicate where you are and when you’ll be home.