WR D.K. Metcalf
If any Seahawk is going to get their first taste of the Pro Bowl in 2020, it’s D.K. Metcalf.
The 2019 second-round pick burst onto the scene as a rookie, regularly putting up outstanding performances that made fans everywhere wonder why he lasted so long on draft day. And while the future certainly looks bright, there are some rough edges in desperate need of sanding.
Metcalf struggled with drops (seven on the season) in Year 1, and showed his inexperience at times. No one ever doubted that he was a rookie, but it was also obvious that he had the tools to develop into a star. Don’t be surprised if that happens during his sophomore campaign when he’ll be expected to step into a starring role for the Seahawks.
Despite the hiccups in his first year, Metcalf more than proved himself worthy of the game-changer label. Throughout his rookie campaign, he racked up 58 catches for 900 yards and seven touchdowns. Not out-of-this-world production, but the highlights came often and he didn’t have any trouble putting his physical frame and blazing speed to good use.
With a full season now under his belt, expect Metcalf to blossom as a dominant presence in the Seattle passing game. Sure, Russell Wilson already has Tyler Lockett to throw to but I wouldn’t be surprised if Metcalf blew away his rookie numbers and earned himself a trip to the Pro Bowl.