Seattle Seahawks early 2020 breakout candidate: DK Metcalf

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Coming off an impressive 11-5 campaign in 2019, the Seattle Seahawks are looking to improve upon that record and claim back the throne to the NFC West.

With training camp underway, that means we are one step closer to the 2020 season. After a disappointing end to the 2019 season with a divisional-round loss to the Green Bay Packers, many Seattle Seahawks fans took to Twitter to express their frustration.

It seemed that the general consensus on what the Seahawks need to do better is to “Let Russ Cook.” One key element in making 2020 a great season will be having an explosive offense.

According to Pro-Football-Reference, Russell Wilson‘s 2019 numbers were as follows:

4110 yards, 66.1% completion, 31 TD’s, 5 INTs

That was with a predominantly run-first offensive scheme put in place by head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Coming into last season, many were concerned about what the offense would look like after Doug Baldwin retired.

Many expected Tyler Lockett to step up filling that void, which he did. Lockett reeled in 82 receptions for 1,057 yards and 8 touchdowns (PFR). Lockett took over the role as Mr. Bail Out whenever Russell Wilson found himself under pressure.

Another key piece in this offensive puzzle of ours was rookie wideout from Ole Miss, DK Metcalf. In the 2019 draft, the Seattle Seahawks made a trade with the New England Patriots that ultimately landed them the rookie wideout. Seattle traded their third-round pick (#77) and a fourth-round pick (#118) to New England for their second-round pick (#64).

DK Metcalf made a name for himself at the combine posting an impressive 40-time in which he ran a 4.33. But he made his famous imprint at the combine when meeting Coach Pete Carroll.

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