After failed in the Tayrik Hill toteJets general manager Joe Douglas has made it clear that his team will ready to strike if another star receiver appears on the market.
DK Metcalfe would fit the shape of exactly what the Jets are looking for.
The 24-year-old would take New York’s wide reception to the next level by complimenting Elijah Moore (Metcalfe College on the Ole Miss team) and Corey Davis, as well as giving quarterback Zach Wilson another playmaker.
Just look at Metcalfe’s numbers. The Hippopotamus has surpassed the 900-yard mark in all three of his NFL seasons with the Seahawks, making 29 touchdowns and 216 receptions in 49 career games.
So let’s say Metcalfe really becomes available this offseason, leading to the 2022 NFL Draft. What it will take to distract the star receiver from the Seahawks, a team that is likely to take a step back this season after they have exchanged their franchise defender.
Here is a trade offer from Jake Reel of Bleacher Reportwhere New York sends to Seattle enough capital to wind up a stellar receiver. We will review the proposed details with some Rila analyzes and then disassemble this.
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Trade offer: Seattle Seahawks ship WR DK Metcalf to New York Jets
Seahawks will receive: general selection № 10, general selection № 69, selection in the fourth round of 2023
Jets get: WR DK Metcalfe
New York could go a completely different path with choice № 10. If Seattle is ready to deal with DK Metcalfe, that is. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN This was reported by SportsCenter on Sunday, that broad receiver’s name was “buzzing in league circles,” so perhaps the Seahawks will be open to trade.
The Jets should consider harassing the 24-year-old, if so. New York needs a real flight number 1 to play alongside Corey Davis and Elijah Moore, and Metcalfe was one of the league’s top playmakers for the first three seasons.
It would be expensive for the Jets to land Metcalfe, as it will probably need a package of several drafts. It is possible that the Seahawks will be looking for even more than the package they will receive in this offer.
But if New York has the opportunity to attract a talented player like Metcalfe, he should try to do so – especially because he has significant capital and the need for a wide receiver of this caliber. “Snout.”
Should planes make this deal?
Such a trade certainly contradicts Douglas’s tendencies toward conscription. GM has amassed attractive capital over the years to build this team of young players full of potential. That’s how he always said he wanted to bring this team to a fight. Fill this list with the talent gained in the draft by focusing on the line of defense and attack.
However, at some point New York has to replenish the roster with proven players. They did so in the offseason at a free agency – signed by veterans such as Laken Tomlinson, CJ Uzoma, DJ Reed, Jordan Whitehead and others. Such a trade would be the icing on the cake.
Metcalfe is Fr. the perfect app for Wilson, a deep threat and a huge goal for the young defender. By adding Metcalfe, opponents can’t double Moore or Davis. They should also focus on Michael Carter from the backfield, and keep an eye on the New York tandem of tough ends (Uzoma and Tyler Conklin).
Obviously, it all depends on Wilson’s development and his ability to make throws and organize this crime. The addition of WR1, like Metcalfe, could be the key that will unleash Wilson’s potential in his second season.
Three elections follow Metcalfe
Here is an argument that the Jets should use these three spades and draft players who can help this team win on the road.
The Jets could strengthen their defenses, add more offensive linemen or even take a better wide receiver by introducing more young talent that can be molded into a post-season product.
However, if it is possible to acquire a player of Metcalfe caliber, you should sacrifice some choices, even the first round. After all, Metcalfe is only 24 years old. He is just scratching the surface of his potential in this league.
Sure, prospects like Drake London of USC and Gareth Wilson of Ohio are even younger and shine in the same position, but Metcalfe is willing to do harm right away. He has already proved that he can go to the next level. You always take risks by creating untested goods and hoping that their college numbers will turn into pros.
Also, the main choice in this hypothetical deal will get Seahawks – no. The 10th overall in the first round is one of the choices New York bought from Seattle originally in Jamal Adams ’trade. How ironic would it be for Gang Green to use this throw and reel in the best Seahawks receiver?
If we haven’t made this clear enough before, it’s important to note that Metcalf isn’t currently in the trading unit. At least that’s what Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll thinks said recently. Metcalfe also wrote on social media that he heard nothing significant about potential trade, only rumors.
Due to the situation with Hill not so long ago and the flurry of blockbusters we saw in the NFL this offseason, anything can happen (and anything can also happen out of nowhere).
You can count on Douglas and Jets to be aggressive and ready to pounce. The only question left is whether they will choose to pull the trigger of the blockbuster, taking another step closer to ending their historic post-season drought.
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