The leading receiver for the Seahawks in the 2014 regular season and also in the Super Bowl victory over the Broncos, was Doug Baldwin. Whilst Baldwin was a threat all over the field, his is primarily remembered as one of the best slot receivers the game has ever seen.
Also on the Super Bowl-winning team was Percy Harvin, both Baldwin and Harvin presented a different type of threat to the typical wide receiver. Harvin was a threat on gadget run plays and kick returns, the latter being another strength of Doug Baldwin’s. Whilst the current roster contains two excellent wide receivers in D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, both of whom are more of a typical style of wide receiver than Baldwin and Harvin.
This is why I have been an advocate of the Seahawks using their second-round pick in the upcoming draft on Marques Stevenson out of Houston.
Stevenson is a slot receiving threat to provide a different option and provide scheming issues for opposing D’s that are asked to cover Metcalf, Lockett, Everett and Stevenson. And if the opposition choose to cover all of them it could open up opportunities on the ground.
Stevenson is also an excellent kick returner and has the sort of elusiveness that Harvin showed, so he may be an option on end-arounds and other gadget plays too, I really believe adding a player of this type would be a massive plus in 2021.