D.K. Metcalf (2019-2nd round)
Metcalf will rank higher on this list in three or four years but he still has to produce. There can be no doubt already that the Seahawks got a steal in the 2019 draft by taking Metcalf in the second round. Out of Ole Miss, Metcalf had a lot of questions about what route trees he could run and his catch ability and his quickness.
The NFL sometimes overthinks itself and in Metcalf’s case, this became a huge benefit for the Seahawks. Metcalf set a Seahawks record for receiving yards in a season in 2020 with 1,303, He could easily break that record in 2021 and again in 2022. Metcalf is going to be a good Seattle receiver for many years. Yes, he will be expensive starting in 2023 and he will be worth it.
Metcalf doesn’t diminish when important games are played either. In 2019, Metcalf set an NFL-rookie record for receiving yards in a playoff game. In 2020, Seattle lost their first playoff game. Two people shouldn’t be blamed for this, though. One is Carson and one is Metcalf. He had 96 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns in Seattle’s loss to the Rams.
Metcalf, health allowing, should be better in year three. Russell Wilson said Metcalf could be a Hall of Fame player and Metcalf can be. He is already one of the better receivers in the game. With a bit more concentration on catching each pass and even more learning of route trees, Metcalf will be simply unstoppable.