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Instant Fantasy Analysis - WR D.K. Metcalf, Seahawks

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A very interesting pick for a number of reasons. Ranked by many as the top receiver on the board after he blew up the combine, it's almost as if evaluators started remembering that Metcalf struggled to stay healthy at Ole Miss and didn't produce all that much. At this point of his career, Metcalf is a 227-pound deep threat. He obviously has potential for so much - including being the Seahawks' primary option in the red zone - but there was no indication off his Ole Miss tape that is something he can do. What makes this pick interesting is that it may be an indirect admission that Seattle will be moving on from Doug Baldwin - he of the three offseason surgeries - sooner than later since Tyler Lockett got a huge extension last year and can play the slot. Initially, Metcalf might push David Moore for playing time when he is ready. Redraft owners should not expect much of a rookie-year impact from him in Seattle's run-heavy offense, and it will be entirely on Metcalf's shoulders as to whether or not he develops his route-running to the point where he is anything more than a deep threat. His measurables figure to make him a first-round pick in rookie drafts, although it may take 2-3 years before owners get any return on investment from him.

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I think the Seahawks did well selecting this guy when they did.

I truly did not think he would be on the board this late in the draft, but there he was.  Given the Baldwin situation, I think it is prudent to get some more talent into the pipeline.   Good pick.

 

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