Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett was impressive again in the NFC West team’s preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders.
Impressing once again
So far this preseason, Lockett had been impressing everyone with his kick-off and punt returns going for big yards and scores. In this game though, he implemented his talents on the offense side of the ball.
The first pass of the night saw quarterback Russell Wilson connect with the third round pick of the 2015 draft for a 63-yard touchdown, beating Raiders cornerback Keith McGill easily along the way. This was Lockett’s first offensive touchdown of the preseason.
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Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll told via the team’s website that he has been very impressed with what the rookie has been able to produce during the preseason. He said: “Obviously, the amount of plays that [Lockett] touched the ball and what he did when he had the ball in his hands was enormous.
“It just added to all of the information that we’ve been gathering. He’s as hard working of a guy as we have in the program. I’ve been extraordinarily impressed with his consistency and his work ethic. Just like the guys we love that are on our team.”
More targets coming his way?
Lockett is looking like a promising player for the Seahawks offense in a position where they have had lots of problems in the past. He’ll still only be the third string wide receiver behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse, so expect most of his production to come on special teams, where he has been shining the most.
His production on the first team offense will be limited due to the presence of the receivers mentioned and tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Marshawn Lynch, but if Lockett starts tallying up further good performances in the regular season, expect him to see a lot more targets from Wilson.