Seahawks: Projected 2016 starters and the next man up
By Keith Myers
Starter: Tyler Lockett
Backup: Paul Richardson
Few players come into training camp as a rookie as surprise their own coaches the way Tyler Lockett did a year ago. They thought they’d drafted an elite return man; they didn’t realize he was also going to be such a dynamic receiver so soon.
Lockett was the team’s primary deep threat in 2015, and he should have a more diverse role this season. With Paul Richardson back healthy, it will free up Lockett to be used with a much more robust route tree.
Richardson will see his own share of playing time regardless of Lockett. His speed is simply too tough for defenses to handle to not get him on the field. If Lockett were to get hurt though, Richardson would be the guy the team would look to as they tried to fill his shoes.
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