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.
DEN QB Paxton Lynch - 2018 Fantasy Football Outlook
John Elway is not ready to give up on his former No. 1 draft pick just yet. In three games last year, Paxton Lynch completed 49-of-83 passes for 497 yards and 2 TDs. He has a strong arm and has the WRs who can go deep in Emmanuel Sanders and rookie Courtland Sutton.
Despite given the opportunity to be a starter in each of his first two seasons, Paxton Lynch faltered behind Trevor Siemian. The 24-year-old has thrown just 128 career passes in five contests.
Case Keenum is the starter, so Lynch will spend the preseason battling Chad Kelly for the No. 2 spot. If Keenum doesn’t last the entire season, which is a real possibility, Lynch may be worth a midseason pickup, but only if the matchups are favorable.