The Seattle Seahawks announced on Wednesday that former Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf has signed his contract, making him the tenth of eleven 2019 NFL Draft picks made by the Seahawks to put pen to paper on his standard four-year rookie deal.
Barring the unthinkable “Cody Barton contract holdout” that would’ve been foreseen by absolutely nobody, we’re on the cusp of every Seahawks draft pick officially being under contract. It should be noted that third-round players such as Barton, a former star linebacker at Utah, can be a bit tricky to complete.
As someone in the agent industry has explained to me before, rookie deals for 3rd-rounders can be tricky b/c there’s more room for negotiating compared to other rounds. Not sure if that’s the case w/ Barton but could be a reason why he and several other 3rd-rounders are unsigned. https://t.co/aBrmta4kAW
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) May 22, 2019
Metcalf was the talk of the NFL Combine due to his ridiculous physique and other super impressive traits. Concerns over his health and actual skills as a wide receiver at an NFL level led to him dropping out of the first-round of last month’s draft. Seattle traded back into the very end of the second-round and selected him at #64 overall.
With Doug Baldwin’s unforgettable and extremely productive time in Seattle now over, Metcalf represents the future of the Seahawks WR corps. He’s the big-bodied super-talent that Seattle has historically not drafted over the years, and his abilities as a deep threat fit extremely well with the extraordinary intermediate and deep-ball abilities of Russell Wilson.
It’s May and frankly the calendar can’t flip fast enough to August, but the early reviews of Metcalf at rookie minicamp are glowing.