Seahawks' Tyler Lockett: DK Metcalf Has Chance to Be One of Best NFL WRs Ever

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 11, 2020

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
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Seattle Seahawks star DK Metcalf has had a rapid ascent up the list of best wide receivers in the NFL, but one of his teammates thinks the sky is the limit for the 22-year-old. 

Tyler Lockett told Sports Illustrated that Metcalf "has a chance to be one of the best to ever play" the position:

Sports Illustrated @SInow

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (@TDLockett12) thinks the sky's the limit for DK Metcalf (@dkm14): "I think he has a chance to be one of the best to ever play" https://t.co/GdkXDzAyiG

Metcalf went from budding star to sensation in Week 7 when he chased down Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker on an interception return to prevent a pick-six. 

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

DK saves an almost pick-six by Baker 😯 WHEELS. (via @NFL) https://t.co/GOeHcWRBoT

Leading up to the 2019 NFL draft, Metcalf wowed scouts, analysts and fans with a physique that looked like he should be the star of a superhero movie. He added to the legend by running a 4.33-second 40-yard dash, tied with Mecole Hardman for the second-fastest time among all receivers. 

The Seahawks wound up selecting Metcalf with the final pick in the second round. He currently ranks second in the NFL with 788 receiving yards and eight touchdowns through eight games in 2020. 

Given his age and rare physical gifts, Metcalf certainly has the potential to become one of the best receivers in NFL history.