FanSided’s comprehensive NFL site NFL Spin Zone ranked the receiving groups of every team in the league and the Seahawks were among the best. In fact, NFL Spin Zone thinks so highly of D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and company that the site had Seattle with the best receiving corps in the NFC West.
To be sure, the top two wideouts for the Seahawks are pretty special and young enough to be good for a long time together. Lockett is 28 years old and coming off his best two years so far in the league. Metcalf could be on the verge of a monster season after getting 1,303 yards in 2020 and 10 touchdowns. Both Lockett and Metcalf had 10 touchdown receptions.
NFL Spin Zone also mentions rookie D’Wayne Eskridge being added to the mix and implies his quickness will be a tough matchup since teams have to focus more on Lockett and Metcalf.
Seahawks best receivers in NFC West per NFL Spin Zone
But Seattle could get even better at receiver. Perhaps Josh Gordon re-signs once he is cleared to play by the NFL? But beyond Gordon, both Freddie Swain and Penny Hart have had good training camps so far. Some even think Hart could start over Eskridge to begin the year.
The Seahawks ranked 8th overall among NFL teams and one spot ahead of NFC West rival Rams. Los Angeles lost one of their better receivers this offseason in Josh Reynolds but still have Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. The 49ers ranked 14th and the Cardinals finished last in the division at 17th overall.
The list didn’t include tight ends and while the 49ers have George Kittle, Seattle might even have more separation from other teams in the NFC West with Will Dissly and Gerald Everett. And Colby Parkinson is having an excellent camp as well.
Of course, the quarterback throwing passes to the receivers is extremely important and the Seahawks have Russell Wilson who is the best quarterback in the division. If any of the receivers behind Lockett and Metcalf shine in 2021, Seattle will move up this list next season. And the receivers are going to be a big reason Seattle makes the playoffs again this year.