Russell Wilson praises rookie’s football intelligence
Leading up to and immediately after the NFL Draft, D.K. Metcalf was perhaps known just as much for his hulking physique as he was for what he did on the field at Ole Miss. But this spring, he was more than merely a physical specimen. Russell Wilson pointed to Metcalf’s football knowledge when asked what about the rookie wide receiver has stood out most.
“Everybody knows about his ability to run and everything else, and jump and catch and all that. .. But I think more than anything else, it’s his brain and how he processes information and how quickly he understands it. He’s really intelligent. He really understands the game really well. He takes coaching really well. He gets extra work. He’s a legit pro wide receiver. He’s everything that everybody was talking about in terms of what he’s capable of and more,” Wilson said. (ESPN – Brady Henderson)
Nerdy Football Analysis: There’s no question Metcalf has done well to build an early rapport with Wilson, but he still has questions to answer regarding his durability and ability to run precise routes. With Tyler Lockett expected to be the clear top option in the passing game and Seattle’s run-heavy offense likely to remain the focal point of the offense, Metcalf is not a good bet to be consistent enough to live up to his current 8.10 ADP.