Seattle Seahawks News: Predicting the Seahawks WR Spots

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The Final Two:

Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver

Phil Bates

(88) during the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Ricardo Lockette — 6’2″ — 211 lbs — 28 yrs old

At 28, Lockette would be the oldest player on the wide receiver corps, but provides needed speed, depth and special teams value. Well into his career, it’s a safe bet to say that he will never live up to the hype of true starting receiver, but with his exceptional speed, he makes matchups interesting, especially if both Harvin and Richardson are on the field. If for nothing else but superb special teams play thanks to his speed, Lockette should make the squad and do a little bit of everything for the Hawks.

Phil Bates — 6’1″ — 220 lbs — 24 yrs old

Bates is a player entering his third year with the team, but has zero regular season catches. The past two seasons, he has spent time on the practice squad converting from a college QB into a WR. A good physical specimen, Bates has received a lot of praise lately by Russell Wilson and Coach Carroll. Still a bit of a long shot to make it over a guy like Bryan Walters who has game experience, be on the lookout for Bates to emerge as a dark horse for the fifth or sixth WR spot on this team.