Depth beyond Metcalf and Lockett
When I look at the likes of Tampa Bay, KC, Green Bay and Buffalo, and think what made them successful in 2020, one thing seems to be a common theme that they all had five, six or even seven viable receiving threats.
So what happens when I add in the, if you like, ancillary receivers that provide these additional options? Adding in receiving options four to six for each team, again I have put the players’ names in brackets, the top ten is as follows:
- MInnesota (Cook, Beebe & Johnson)
- Kansas City (Edwards-Helaire, Robinson & Pringle)
- New Orleans (Trautman, Callaway & Harris)
- Tampa Bay (Howard, Miller & Brate)
- New England (Hunter Henry, Meyers & Bourne)
- Buffalo (Davis, Hollister & Knox)
- Cleveland (Hooper, Peoples-Jones & Bryant)
- Miami (Williams, Wilson & Grant)
- San Francisco ( Sanu, James & Dwelley)
- LA Chargers (Ekeler, Guyton & Johnson)
So where are the Seahawks now? Alarmingly 24th is the answer, the additional three receiving options on the current roster being Dissly, Dallas and Swain. If you look at the teams in the top ten, they all have at least one pretty decent option among their ancillary receivers, some have two or even three in the case of Tampa Bay and New England. Whereas Will Dissly, DeeJay Dallas and Freddie Swain will not give any opposing defensive coordinators nightmares in the passing game.
This is clear evidence for me that the Seahawks need to add at least one, possibly two additional receiving options in the upcoming draft. Please, please, please make one of them Marquez Stevenson (pictured above) with the second-round pick.