STACY ROST

Seahawks training camp position preview: Wide receivers

Jul 23, 2019, 8:07 PM | Updated: 8:12 pm
Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett posted career highs in yards and TDs in 2018. (AP)...
Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett posted career highs in yards and TDs in 2018. (AP)
(AP)

The Seahawks kick off training camp on July 25 and there’s plenty to sort out in the weeks leading up to the August 31 roster cutdown deadline. Today’s position preview focuses on the wide receivers — a group entering a season with plenty of young talent, but also without its longest-tenured veteran.

Key contributor

Tyler Lockett returns in 2019 as this team’s leader in receiving yards (965) and touchdowns (10). Quarterback Russell Wilson had a perfect passer rating when targeting Lockett last season. It’s a particularly impressive feat considering that Lockett was Wilson’s second-most targeted receiver behind Doug Baldwin. In fact, according to NFL Football Operations, since 2002 no other quarterback-receiver duo has maintained a perfect rating over more than 15 targets. It’s what makes Lockett Brock and Salk’s third-most intriguing Seahawk in 2019; however, it’s not for that feat reason alone. Following the departure of Baldwin, Lockett takes up the mantle of No. 1 receiver and is sure to see the the increased targets – and increased attention from defenses – that role brings.

What’s new?

A whole lot of young talent. DK Metcalf, Gary Jennings, John Ursua, Jazz Ferguson and Terry Wright are new additions in 2019. Metcalf, Jennings and Ursua are all drafted rookies, while Ferguson and Wright were signed as undrafted rookie free agents.

Breakout candidate

Lockett may be Brock and Salk’s third-most intriguing Seahawk, but no receiver is drawing more interest than rookie DK Metcalf, who became just the second wide receiver drafted by Seattle in the second round or higher since 2014. The Ole Miss standout captured national attention with his performance at this year’s scouting combine. His rare combination of size, strength and speed gives Seattle’s offense a new type of receiving threat. Metcalf has looked promising through rookie camp, OTAs and minicamp, and all eyes are sure to be on him when Seattle hosts the Broncos for their first preseason game on Aug. 8.

The full group:

Jaron Brown (age: 29; 6-3/204)
Amara Darboh (age: 25; 6-2/215)
Jazz Ferguson (age: 22; 6-5/228)
Gary Jennings (age: 22; 6-1/216)
Tyler Lockett (age: 26; 5-10/182)
DK Metcalf (age: 22; 6-3/229)
David Moore (age: 24; 6-0/215)
Keenan Reynolds (age: 25; 5-10/191)
Caleb Scott (age: 23; 6-2/203)
Malik Turner (age: 23; 6-2/202)
John Ursua (age: 25; 5-9/182)
Terry Wright (age: 22; 5-10/177)

More position previews

Offensive line
Defensive line
Secondary
Tight end
Quarterback
Running back

Stacy Rost

Seahawks Tyler Lockett...
Stacy Rost

What to know about Seahawks and their Week 4 clash with Detroit

What should you know ahead of the Seahawks' matchup with Detroit? Stacy Rost breaks down what stood our from The Huddle this week.
2 days ago
Seahawks Falcons...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Pressure mounting for Seahawks’ defense to show improvement

The Seahawks made the strides they needed on offense, but if that improvement doesn’t stretch to the defense, there won’t be much winning.
6 days ago
Seahawks Rashaad Penny...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Seahawks haven’t been who they want to be, now have to get there

The Seahawks know the kind of team they want to be, but haven't shown it through two weeks. Stacy Rost breaks down what can change.
9 days ago
Seahawks 49ers Deebo Samuel...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Seahawks a far cry from what they want to be in Week 2 loss

The Seahawks surprised people in a good way in their Week 1 win over the Broncos. Their play was surprising in a much worse way in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
13 days ago
Seahawks 49ers...
Stacy Rost

Rost: 3 things we learned ahead of Seahawks’ matchup with 49ers

This week's edition of The Huddle was full of key information regarding the Seahawks and 49ers ahead of their Week 2 clash in Santa Clara.
16 days ago
Seahawks Broncos Russell Wilson...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Seahawks can move on from past to present after beating Wilson

The Broncos took the ball out of Russell Wilson's hands at the end of the game, and now the Seahawks can finally move on from their former franchise QB.
19 days ago
Seahawks training camp position preview: Wide receivers