Predicting Seahawks stats: Wide receiver DK Metcalf
By Geoff Shull
Evaluating the Seahawks off-season to help predict what DK Metcalf’s stats will look like in 2020. Will Metcalf enter into stardom or the dreaded sophomore slump?
The Seahawks struck gold when they selected DK Metcalf in the 2018 NFL Draft. During the majority of Metcalf’s collegiate career, he was labeled as a flash in a pan type of player. He was also known to be very one dimensional, especially in his route running tree.
Once the combine came around, he put on quite the show. He ranked in the 99th percentile in his speed, 97th percentile in burst and 91st percentile in catch radius. The main draw was his agility score, which was abysmal. He ranked in the 4th, yes that’s right, the 4th percentile in his agility score.
DK Metcalf, WR Percentile
Height: 6’4” 86%
Weight: 228lbs 95%
Wingspan: 82 7/8 97%
40 Yard Dash: 4.33 s 95%
Vertical: 40.5 inches 93%
Broad Jump: 134 inches 97%
3-Cone: 7.38 s 2%
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.5 s 4%
People were blown away by his sheer size and speed. The media went on a frenzy ranking him as a lock to go in the top 15 picks. However, as weeks went on, and the draft grew near, teams and media began to focus more on his poor agility scores and injury history instead. This was the main culprit for his drop on draft day.
Fortunately, this helped Metcalf fall into the perfect system in Seattle. Pairing Metcalf’s elite speed, size and explosiveness with Russell Wilson’s accuracy and elusiveness is a dream pairing.