Mike Salk and Brock Huard are counting down the 12 most intriguing Seahawks players every weekday morning at 9:30 a.m. leading up to the first day of training camp on July 26.
12 Most Intriguing Seahawks: No. 12, LB Shaquem Griffin
The pair continued the countdown Thursday morning by focusing on their No. 11 pick: wide receiver Tyler Lockett.
At a glance
Lockett, 25, is preparing to enter his fourth year as a pro. He’s also entering the final year of his rookie deal and is one of several veterans the Seahawks could look to extend this season. Lockett has been Seattle’s primary kick returner since 2015, and in that position set the franchise records for longest kick return (105), most kick return yards by a rookie (1,231), most punt return yards in a single game (139) and most all-purpose yards by a rookie (1,915).
Lockett’s 2016 season was cut short when he suffered a broken leg in a December game against the Cardinals. He didn’t miss a game last year in his return back from the injury, but he admitted to reporters during minicamp this spring that he was playing at around 75-80 percent. This season will be Lockett’s best chance to bounce back to full strength: he’s entering a contract year, is more than a year removed from a devastating injury, and offers veteran savvy to a wide receiver group that needs as much experience as it can muster.
Brock’s take: “He’s intriguing to me because, if indeed he played at 75 percent last year and played OK at that level, the Seahawks need him at 100 percent and they need a rock star. I was looking at some numbers yesterday. Do you realize that Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson shared a stat? Both were …read more
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