Seattle Seahawks: 3 UDFAs with chance to make final roster
By Lee Vowell
Aaron Fuller, slot receiver
The Seahawks have some top-end talent at receiver. But Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf are ideally wideouts who do just that, line up out wide. Seattle needs a good slot receiver as a third option for Russell Wilson. Aaron Fuller could be just that.
The Seahawks like University of Washington guys and have had success with them. Will Dissly is the best tight end Seattle has, for instance, if he can stay healthy. Seattle signed Phillip Dorsett this offseason as a good option in the slot, but Fuller could be better than Dorsett. Fuller has the quickness to get open quickly and catch 30 to 40 passes a season and be a quick release for Wilson.
Fuller also gives the Seahawks an option instead of Lockett to return punts. The last two years at Washington. Fuller returned 22 punts each but averaged 11.4 yards a return, including a touchdown in 2019. Lockett has become far too valuable as a receiver to keep returning kicks and punts, even if he is great at doing so.
The way the NFL has changed its rules with kick returns, returners have less of an opportunity to actually make a difference. Punt returners rarely get a chance as it is. But saving Lockett from potentially getting injured on meaningless returns is important and Fuller could fill Lockett’s role.