Metcalf emerges as deep threat in Seattle

DK Metcalf – better, faster, stronger

DK Metcalf

In the category of emerging NFL superstars, we present for your consideration DK Metcalf.

Indeed, in their second-year wide receiver, the Seattle Seahawks have an exciting talent and a bona fide deep threat in the midst of a historic season. Pairing with Tyler Lockett to give Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson a receiving tandem designed to give opposing secondaries nightmares, the 22-year-old son of former NFL guard Terrence Metcalf is making the rest of the league sit up and take notice.

Through seven games, the Ole Miss product was among the league leaders in receiving yards with 680, to along with 36 receptions (for a yards-per-catch average of 18.9) and seven touchdowns. At this writing, the Seahawks held the best record in the NFC at 6-1 with one of the best offenses in the game.

And he and Lockett couldn’t be more different. At 6 feet 4 inches and 230 pounds, Metcalf is the type of chiseled specimen who can outrun and outleap opposing defensive backs and create match-up problems. Contrast that with the 5-feet-9-inch Lockett’s savvy route running and ability to make one-handed catches in traffic and you have two receivers whose abilities complement each other’s and give quarterback Wilson a pair of formidable weapons.

Metcalf, Lockett, Wilson and the rest of the NFC West-leading Seahawks can be seen in action Monday, Nov. 30, when they invade the home turf of the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles in a game airing on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

Full name: DeKaylin Zecharius “DK” Metcalf

Birth date: Dec. 14, 1997

Birthplace: Oxford, Miss.

Height/weight: 6 feet 4 inches/230 pounds

Team: Seattle Seahawks (2019 – present)

Position: Wide receiver

No.: 14

College: Mississippi

Drafted: Selecting in the second round (64th overall) by the Seahawks in 2019

Honors and achievements: In two seasons at Mississippi, had 67 receptions for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns; through 23 NFL games, has 94 catches for 1,580 yards and 14 touchdowns

George Dickie

George Dickie

George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.

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