RENTON- The Seattle Seahawks finished the second day of minicamp on Wednesday and the team is coming together nicely, but there are still some questions to be answered.
Tyler Lockett aims to take Doug Baldwin’s role as the No. 1 receiver as he works out of the slot. Last season, quarterback Russell Wilson had a perfect passer rating when throwing to Lockett, the first time a QB has had a perfect passer rating when throwing to a target more than 15 times since 2002. While Lockett aims to be the top guy for Wilson, the other receivers on the depth chart are stepping up in practice.
Second-round rookie D.K. Metcalf has done nothing but draw praise from his teammates, and the second day of minicamp was no different.
“DK is looking really, really special. He can do anything and everything. He’s tremendous,” Wilson said of Metcalf. “Everyone knows about his ability to run and jump and catch and all that... More than anything else is his brain... He’s really intelligent and he understands the game really well. He takes coaching well, he gets extra work. He’s a legit pro wide receiver.”
David Moore had a breakout season of sorts last year and he’s been much better this offseason. He’s taken reps in different positions, which has allowed Locket and Metcalf to move around and shine as well. This is good news for a team that just made Wilson the sixth-highest paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes.
Safety Bradley McDougald says he’ll be back for training camp later this summer. McDougald played all 16 games for the Seahawks last season, but he played a lot of the year hurt. ESPN beat writer for the Seahawks, Brady Henderson, says that the question isn’t if McDougald will start but where. There are three safeties vying for the other safety spot, Delano Hill, Tedric Thompson and rookie Marquise Blair. Where McDougald ends up starting will have a big influence on who the other starter will be, as Hill plays strong safety and Thompson plays free safety. Blair, the Seahawks believe can play both, but they’re giving him reps at strong safety first.
The Seahawks will wrap up mandatory minicamp on Thursday.