Metcalf is already showing a veteran savvy with his ability to mix up his releases. For a guy listed at 6-foot-4 and 229 pounds, it’s been amazing to see him be so shifty at the snap.
“He has the quick feet of a smaller guy,” head coach Pete Carroll said, “but has this marvelous strength and ability to use his hands that guys die for because he’s so long. That combination makes him a really adept releaser.
He hasn’t been just a downfield threat, either. He caught a bullet from Wilson in the red zone on a slant pattern that would have gone for a touchdown and caught a similar ball from Paxton Lynch during the last team period of the day.
Rookie WRs can make some drafters weary, but it seems that DK Metcalf is adjusting nicely to the NFL so far. He's shown speed and swift movement for a player of his size and has impressed the Seahawks staff to this point. Metkalf still has a lot to learn but should find himself in a battle with David Moore for the WR2 spot behind Tyler Lockett. He's currently being drafted as WR48, coming off boards in the ninth round.