Seahawks position preview: Breaking down all 11 wide receivers

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Tyler Lockett

As I mentioned earlier Lockett had his second outstanding year in a row, but last year was very different from 2018. Because of the retirement of Doug Baldwin, Lockett turned into the Seahawks slot receiver. He had very similar numbers comparing 2018 with 2019, meaning that going into the future, Lockett gives the Seahawks a lot of options with where they can play him if injuries pop up or if a great slot receiver arises from the group of Dorsett, Swain, and the undrafted’s.

Lockett’s 2019 did not feature many deep routes down the sideline as we saw in the past, but he was the best deep threat slot receiver in the league and could get you the over the middle short first downs, or go deep like a traditional WR1 playing on the outside.

DK Metcalf

Metcalf burst on to the scene last season with a great rookie year after the Seahawks drafted him late in the second round. His mixture of size, speed, and hands was on full display in the best game of his short career in the Playoffs against the Eagles. DK showed flashes of becoming a potential superstar with 7 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown against Philly.

Fellow FanSider Geoff Shull predicted DK Metcalf’s second-year stats recently and I would certainly recommend giving it a look, as he provides a great full breakdown of DK Metcalf’s 2019, and his potential in 2020.

David Moore

Moore had a rather unproductive 2019 where he only had one game with more than two receptions when he had three Week 6 against Cleveland. He was able to sign a one year contract worth just over two million, but none of the money is guaranteed which will leave David in a rather rough spot if the Seahawks need to create cap space or free up a roster spot for someone like Josh Gordon.

Phillip Dorsett II

Dorsett, a former first-round pick of the Colts, was signed by Seattle this offseason to a one year deal that will carry a cap hit of $887,500. Dorsett has not produced like a first-round pick in his five-year career with the Colts and Patriots, but as a slot receiver alongside Julian Edelman in New England, his role will be similar in Seattle alongside Tyler Lockett.

12th Man Rising site expert Lee Vowell also broke down the signing a few months ago in a blog that offers a more in-depth look at what to expect from Dorsett.

John Ursua

Ursua did enough in the 2019 Preseason to earn a spot on the roster after being drafted in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Seahawks. Ursua’s only production of 2019 came in one of the biggest spots of the year when he made a huge first down catch on the final drive of the game that was inches away from being a division-winning touchdown week 17 against the 49ers.

His preseason and college highlights were impressive and look very similar to the new slot receiver version of Tyler Lockett. Ursua and Lockett are also one inch apart in height (5′ 9″ and 5′ 10″) and are the exact same weight, 182 pounds, according to Pro Football Reference.

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