Where the Seahawks wide receivers rank in the NFC West

The Seahawks and NFC West is competitive at wide receiver so where does the Seattle Seahawks’ receiver corp rank amongst the division?

The NFC West has an interesting group of wide receivers, just like the Seahawks. Most are young who are looking for their opportunity to shine while others make up the most talented receivers in the league, like Cooper Kupp, Tyler Lockett, and DeAndre Hopkins.

I wanted to address these top two spots together because they are complicated. I believe right now, the 49ers have more speed at wide receiver but their system allows the receivers to get open easily. In the long run, I believe that Seattle has the better receivers on their team, especially with Tyler Lockett’s talent and D.K. Metcalf’s potential. The two even made the best-receiving duos list by Bleacher Report.

*Rookies in italics, Roster as of June 2nd, 2020

Rankings

4. Los Angeles Rams

Biggest departure: Brandin Cooks

Summary

The Los Angeles Rams seemed to have it all two years ago. They had a young revolutionary head coach in Sean McVay, a promising young quarterback in Jared Goff (depending on who you ask), a stout defense led by Aaron Donald, and an interesting group of wide receivers led by Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Brandin Cooks. Now Cooks is gone (traded to the Houston Texans) and Kupp and Woods are really the only reliable options the Rams’ offense they have save for Josh Reynolds.

3. Arizona Cardinals

Biggest departure: J.J. Nelson

Summary

The Cardinals no doubt have talent at wide receiver. They traded for one of the best—if not THE best—receivers in the game in DeAndre Hopkins a few weeks leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft. Aside from aging veteran, Larry Fitzgerald, who is on the verge of retirement, and unproven but potential young stars in Christian Kirk, Hakeem Butler, Andy Isabella, and KeeSean Johnson, Hopkins is really the only reliable part of the Cardinals’ receiving corps right now.

2. San Francisco 49ers

Biggest departure: Marquise Goodwin, Emmanuel Sanders

Summary

The 49ers would have easily been number one if they had retained Emmanuel Sanders (signed with New Orleans in free agency) and Marquise Goodwin (traded to Philadelphia). But right now, Seattle and San Francisco’s issue is with having unproven young playmakers making up the majority of their receiver rooms.

Every player has their different skill sets but the 49ers offensive system seems to favor their players’ more than Seattle’s does, while Seattle has the better quarterback.

1. Seattle Seahawks

Biggest departure: Josh Gordon (suspended)

Summary

In 2019, Lockett, Metcalf, Jaron Brown, and David Moore had 15 drops as a whole, with Metcalf responsible for eight of those drops. Samuel, Pettis, Bourne, and Benjamin had 21 drops as a whole, with Samuel responsible for nine of those—according to PlayerProfiler.com.

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Nevertheless, the NFC West is a talented division and it will be interesting to see how these teams develop their young receivers in 2020.

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