Seattle Seahawks: 15 best wide receivers in franchise history
By Lee Vowell
3. Tyler Lockett
Lockett has played seven seasons in Seattle with hopefully many more left to play. Assuming he stays healthy, he is going to likely finish second all-time in many categories for the Seahawks. If we re-do this article in five years, there is going to change. Metcalf is clearly, unless something horrible happens, going to be among the all-time leaders too. But one thing that makes Lockett great is his consistency.
And let’s be honest, Lockett is fast and quick but the thing that has always made him special is he doesn’t drop passes. In fact, since catch rate became a statistic in the 1990s, Lockett has a Seattle best-ever 71.8 percent.
Lockett was chosen in the third round of 2015 out of Kansas State and was expected to mostly be a dynamic punt and kick returner. He was too through 2018 but at the same time, he was becoming a much better and more valuable receiver than Seattle probably anticipated.
Lockett is now one of the better receivers in the NFL. While he is a bit overshadowed now by DK Metcalf’s effervescence, he is every bit as good on the field. Lockett is currently fifth all-time in receiving yards (6,067) but if he has even a bad year of 500 yards he will be third. He is also fifth in catches with 449, but again, if he has a bad season and catches just 45, he will be third. And Lockett needs just 5 touchdown catches to move into second all-time for Seattle.