Seahawks position battles: 3 receivers fight for last spot
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks have several position battles to watch in training camp. Among them are who will get the last spot (or two) at wide receiver.
The Seahawks have two really good wide receivers in Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. After that are a lot of question marks. Maybe if Seattle signs Antonio Brown or Josh Gordon, the receivers will have depth and proven talent. Assuming that currently, Phillip Dorsett will be Russell Wilson‘s third option, who will be the fourth or fifth?
Seattle drafted two receivers in 2020. One, or both of them, might make this year’s roster. Freddie Swain can return kicks and be a good slot receiver. Stephen Sullivan is 6’5″ and would be a massive red zone target. But can they be productive pros?
Then there is the question of the mercurial David Moore. He seems to be fine off the field but on it? Moore sometimes has good games and then a lot of bad games. In 2018, Moore had five touchdown receptions on 26 catches for 445 yards. In 2019, he caught just 17 passes. His yards per reception is great at 17.3 per. But he also has a catch percentage of 49.4 percent for his career.
To me, Moore has had his opportunity with the Seahawks. He’s played 30 games in the last two years and started eight. He isn’t needed to be a long-term option. If Seattle does sign Gordon or Brown, then Seattle should keep Lockett, Metcalf, John Ursua and either Sullivan or Swain along with either Gordon or Brown.
Swain or Sullivan or Moore
As weird as it sounds due to the fact that Gordon has had so many suspensions, I’d rather Seattle sign Gordon. He has great hands and size and showed that in 2019 he is OK with being the third option at wideout.
Brown might not be. He has complained in the past about not getting the ball enough and the Seahawks don’t throw the ball enough to make Brown content.
But Moore needs to be cut. Swain should be kept as he can play the slot, has speed and can return kicks. Seattle has bigger receivers and tight ends now which makes Sullivan expendable. If Gordon or Brown sign, Swain should make the 2020 Seahawks roster.