The Seahawks can expect breakthrough seasons from these three players on the offensive side of the ball. Their play will have a huge impact on Seattle’s 2021 success.
As always, the Seahawks have high expectations for this season. That’s nothing new, right 12s? What will be new this season is the impact these three players on offense will have on the Hawks’ march through the postseason.
Before I dive in, I’d like to give a nod to the predictions of two of my compatriots here on 12thManRising. Lee Vowell listed three studs a few months ago, and Andy Excell gave you five candidates to watch this season. He does, you know; excel, I mean.
Three Seahawks players who will breakout on offense
Okay, that’s enough frivolity for the moment. Let’s get to the good stuff, 12s. Oh, a caveat here: I’m not going to consider players that we all know are kinda good, like, ohhh…TE Gerald Everett. He got seven starts last year in LA and has over 100 catches in the past three seasons. Besides, we all know Will Dissly has got the goods if he can just stay healthy. Lee thinks Uncle Will will finally see the big year we’ve all expected since he blew up the Broncos for 105 yards in his debut.
I think there’s just too much competition for those precious receptions. Believe me, I’d love to be proven wrong about Everett, as I love the guy’s game. A lot of people are picking him as a breakout player. I just think he’s too close to established already, for one, and that Dissly will steal too many opportunities away for Everett to have a big year.
Uncle Will’s catch rate over the past two seasons is 84 percent. Everett’s is 64 percent. Yeah, I get it, Waldron knows Everett and likes him. The Seahawks new OC also likes completions.
I don’t think I’ll be proven wrong on my first choice, though. Despite what I just said about so much competition for those DangeRuss pass receptions, I’m going with a wideout for my first choice. Obviously, it isn’t either DK Metcalf or the now laughably underrated Tyler Lockett. Yes, I know those two magnificent players got 261 targets combined in 2020. I don’t care. I’m still going with rookie wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge. Read on, 12s, read on.