DK Metcalf is a once in a generation receiver
DK Metcalf is a once in a generation athlete
DK Metcalf will run past you with his 4.33 speed. He will win the 50-50 passes with his jacked 229 lbs physique. And his 6’4’’ frame, nearly three-foot-long arms, and 40+ inch vertical will dominate jump ball situations.
Metcalf showcases his gritty resolve by throwing elite blocks or scrapping with the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Stephon Gilmore. This attention to detail and fierce persona is reflected in the most important statistical category – the Win column.
He has all of the intangibles that make a historically great receiver.
The best part about his meteoric rise is that he’s only 22 years old and still coming into his own. It’s important to consider that he’s an athletic outlier whose brain is still developing and will continue to develop until he’s roughly 25 years old.
That means DK Metcalf will continue to mature as a player, man, and community member. He shares a locker room with some of the best role models in the league.
Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, and KJ Wright are long-standing Seahawks that are proven winners on and off the field. These men are smart, business savvy, community-oriented, and lead by example.
Iron sharpens iron and DK is grinding away
Five games into the season DK had 22 catches for 496 yards and 5 touchdowns. He posted a massive 22.5 yards per catch. We are watching a preeminent quarterback-receiver duo flourish before our eyes.
In the sixth game, DK hauled in two passes for 23 yards and no touchdowns. He also had two of the most impressive plays of the Seahawks season.
Russell Wilson threw an interception that set up the perfect opportunity for Budda Baker to return it for a touchdown. DK Metcalf immediately recognized the situation and began his predatorial pursuit like a lion chasing a gazelle.
Baker sensed the impending doom, twice looked backward, flailed an arm out to protect himself, and then braced for impact. It was primal. It was intimidating. It was a masterclass in effort.
The second play that stood out was Metcalf’s down block on the Cardinals edge rusher that pushed him ten yards away from the play. His block allowed Duane Brown to pull untouched to the outside and throw the lead block on Patrick Peterson that sprung Carlos Hyde’s 24-yard rushing touchdown.
These two plays perfectly represent the intangibles that make him great. DK Metcalf makes the entire team better just by being on the field.
We are all blessed to witness his career take flight.