Gimme him: 1 player to steal from the Seattle Seahawks

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Since hiring Pete Carroll in 2011, Seattle has been among the top class of NFL teams. Since his first season, the Seahawks have only won less than 10 games once.

This year’s team is likely to end that streak, as it sits at just 2-5 seven games into the season. An injury to quarterback Russell Wilson hasn’t helped anything, and it highlighted some of the shortcomings that he masked while on the field.

Still, you don’t win double-digit games without some talent in this league, and the Seahawks have that. If Jacksonville had the opportunity to steal one of those talented players, the answer would be obvious: receiver D.K. Metcalf.

Metcalf is in just his third season out of Ole Miss, and somehow, this guy fell to the second round. He’s coming off a 1,300-yard campaign, and at 6-foot, 4-inches with a 40-yard dash at the NFL combine that came in at a blazing 4.33, he’s an incredibly rare combination of size, athleticism, and talent.

And he’s exactly what quarterback Trevor Lawrence needs.

Receiver isn’t exactly a weakness for the Jags. They added Marvin Jones Jr. this offseason, and he has proven to be a reliable veteran. Meanwhile, DJ Chark Jr. is a home-run threat and Laviska Shenault Jr. is a menace with the ball in his hands. But Chark is out for the rest of the season, and Meyer said this week that the team could use some more speed at the receiver position.

Cornerback turned returner turned receiver Jamal Agnew has proven to be capable of seeing No. 3 reps, and he could be that speed guy that Meyer was talking about. But Metcalf is the kind of athlete you make in a Madden player creator.

His route-running is just adequate, and he’s not going to beat you with crisp routes, but that’s not a problem. Because he’ll just get behind you with his top-end speed and Moss you if you somehow find a way to try to make a play on the ball.

Wilson’s absence has limited Metcalf’s production a bit, but that didn’t stop him from catching an 84-yard touchdown pass early in the loss to the New Orleans Saints. While Jacksonville has solid receivers, it doesn’t have a guy that can change a game like Metcalf.

That will certainly be a priority moving forward for the Jags as Lawrence continues to develop, but it sure would be nice to just snag one of the best athletes currently in the NFL.