The Seahawks receivers: Which ones will get cut?

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 04: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 04: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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The Locks

Doug Baldwin

Reason he stays: Because Doug Baldwin is one of the best, and most underrated, receivers in the NFL. According to Football Outsiders, Baldwin was in fact the ninth best receiver in the league last season. This was ahead of players like Odell Beckham Jr. (26th). Baldwin may be the hardest working receiver in the NFL. Suffice it to say, he gets the absolute most out of his ability. Historically, he might now be the second best receiver in Seahawks lore.

Reason he would go: There is no real way to answer this because there is absolutely no way that Doug Baldwin is not a Seahawk in 2017. Or 2018. Or 2019.

Chances of making the team: Too bad the meter will not go beyond 100 percent because with Baldwin, it should.

Tyler Lockett

Reason he stays: Lockett offers speed and athleticism and great hands. He singularly makes the return game on punts and kickoffs a weapon. The thing with Lockett is, as a receiver I do not think he has come anywhere near his potential. And that is a good thing. This means he will only get better and he is already good. If he can somehow stay healthy for an entire season or three, he could put up very good numbers.

Reason he would go: Only injuries will keep Lockett from reaching his potential. But to be honest, they have so far. Seattle does not have a good answer when Lockett goes out, though, so he is safe in Seattle for the foreseeable future. Thank goodness.

Chances of making the team:  100 percent, of course.

Paul Richardson

Reason he stays: Because like this and stuff…

Richardson in his limited time has shown great hands and speed and big play ability. “Limited” because he gets hurt so much, unfortunately. Still, as I have said for months (years!) imagine Baldwin, Lockett and Richardson healthy for an extended period of time all on the field at once. This would open up so many possibilities for the offense.

Reason he would go: The pain. Richardson cannot seem to stay healthy for more than four games at once. Plus, when he returned last season (from injury) he ran some wacky routes. Russell Wilson threw two interceptions late in the season simply because Richardson ran the wrong route or made the wrong read. With more time on the field, things will improve.

Chances of making the team: 95 percent (5 percent chance he gets hurt again this preseason and the Seahawks give up on him).