Every other team in the NFL was wrong not to draft D.K. Metcalf. The Seahawks got lucky to take him when they did and the rest of the NFL will pay for not drafting the receiver.
This article is for you, NFL teams. The Seahawks now have receiver D.K. Metcalf. You could have taken him before Seattle in the 2019 NFL draft but chose not to. You all will eventually pay for not taking the receiver from the University of Mississippi. He is a physical beast. You already knew that but you didn’t trust his route running or ability to catch.
But guess what, every other executive in the NFL other than those who work for Seattle? Metcalf can catch and he will learn route running too. How do I know this? Because Metcalf has already shown in rookie mini-camp that he has good hands. Plus, he wasn’t taught a lot of routes at Mississippi but he will learn skills with Seattle.
Metcalf is going to torch every NFL team. Whomever gets to face him in his rookie season, consider yourselves lucky. He will still be learning, like every other NFL rookie receiver, how to turn his raw ability into NFL skill. But Metcalf is six-foot-four-inches and ran a 4.33 40 at the NFL combine and is stronger than anyone you know.
And don’t fool yourself into thinking that Metcalf doesn’t care how he plays. He will burn with Seahawks-type angst. Heck, Seattle is a city filled with angst. Seattle is the father of Grunge. Metcalf will feed off that vibe. Not only are the Seahawks a good team for him, but the city of Seattle will be good for him. Plus, he clearly wants to succeed and will be even more driven after being disrespected in the 2019 draft.
I almost feel pity for you fellow NFC West teams, the Rams, 49ers and whatever other team is in the division. You will have to face Metcalf twice a year. I can only imagine the numbers he will put up against your secondary during his career. Should we 12s take a sip of Seattle’s best coffee or beer each time he goes for 20-plus yards against you? Because if we do, 12s are either going to be drunk or hyped-up on caffeine. This guy is going to destroy you.
Finally, just let me say, thank you. Seattle not only got an edge rusher and a needed safety with their first two picks in the 2019 draft, but they then got Metcalf with their third choice. Which one do you want to hurt you the most, NFL teams: L.J. Collier, Marquise Blair or D.K. Metcalf? Because all of them will. But you could have had Metcalf before Seattle took him and you chose not to. That will hurt you on the field but will hurt your soul too. And that is awesome.