Day Two of the Seattle Seahawks Rookie Minicamp was another opportunity for drafted as well as undrafted rookies to impress Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and his staff. For wide receiver DK Metcalf ( round 2, No. 64 overall) the uncertainty surrounding Doug Baldwin’s future presents an opportunity for the 6-foot-3, 228-pound speedster to make an immediate impact on the Seahawks offense. Metcalf looks to be the tall, wideout receiver have been coveting since the arrival of Russell Wilson. A speedy wideout receiver who can stretch defense can open up the middle of the field for Tyler Lockett and make the play action that much more potent due to defenses having to respect the deep ball. While it’s been only two days, Metcalf has shown he fulfill the Seahawks expectations,
” He’s been coached up well, he had a tremendous offseason working with Jerry Sullivan, one of the great receiver coaches in the history of the NFL. And I’m not taking anything away from where he was. I just know what we’re seeing right now, ” Carroll said after Friday’s practice.” We’re seeing the guy work really hard at it, getting down and getting in and out of his breaks and stuff. Yeah, he looks like he’s ready to compete.”
On Sunday afternoon Metcalf spoke to the media about paying for the Seahawks.
Two of the Seahawks most intriguing draft picks were linebackers Cody Barton ( round 3, no. 88 overall) and former UW hero Ben Burr-Kirven. The picks were intriguing in that the Seahawks seemed to be stacked at linebacker with All-Pro talent in Bobby Wagner, K.J Wright, and depth with Jacob Martin, Austin Calitro, Shaqueem Griffin and Mychal Kendricks. Both Burr-Kirven ( Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year) and Barton ( Utah ) played in collegiate defensive schemes that prepared them for their shot at the professional level.