Seahawks player to watch No. 2 - WR Tyler Lockett
Tyler Lockett had arguably his best game of the season this past Sunday and was a key motivator for the offensive turnaround with his sideline speech. Lockett had eight receptions, for 81 yards, and a touchdown catch in last Sunday's win over the Browns leading the team in both catches and yards. Also, Lockett's season statistics are quite impressive as well. He leads the Seahawks in catches (35), is second in receiving yards with (370), and has the most touchdown receptions (3) on the team.
Even more impressive than his statistics, is Lockett's leadership both on and off the field. Lockett is the Seahawks eldest receiver and his veteran leadership was on display in last Sunday's win. As he gave an impassioned speech to not let the Seahawks offensive struggles get the unit down or allow the team's offensive mistakes to cause them to spiral out of control. Lockett sets the example for a wide receiving group which has two talented rookie receivers Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Jake Bobo.
The Seahawks are hoping for a repeat performance from their veteran wide receiver on Sunday, as Seattle takes on Baltimore. Lockett needs to be able to get open this weekend to provide Geno Smith a safety valve, as the Ravens have allowed the third-fewest passing yards (176.6) per game this season. Which means this week is going to be more difficult for the Seahawks receiver to get open down field. Tyler Lockett is one of the Seahawks best receivers at getting open and they will need him to find a way to do so on Sunday.