Seahawks wide receiver Dee Eskridge has lots of room to grow in year 2

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

The Seattle Seahawks selected speedy wide receiver Dee Eskridge with their highest pick in the 2021 NFL draft to complement the receiving corps. Unfortunately, Eskridge suffered a couple of injuries during his rookie season and wasn’t able to fully perform up to his potential.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron was asked about what the team can expect from Eskridge as he enters his sophomore year.

I think he’s done a great job of really coming out here and stacking those blocks,” Waldron told reporters Thursday. “And I think we saw it in spurts last year, where he had that unfortunate situation where early injury, and then a kind of middle of season or early training camp injury, then early-season injury.”

Eskridge first suffered a toe injury last summer, which prevented him from participating in parts of training camp and the preseason games. Then, in Week 1, he sustained a concussion, causing him to sit out the first half of the year. The rookie did return to finish out the season and give glimpses of what was to come.

“But when he’s been able to get out there and stack those days together and he looks impressive, he looks like he always did in our evaluation of him coming out, where he’s got that fast switch ability in the routes,” Waldron continued. “He’s got a good toughness in the run game. And so, he’s really a guy that’s going into year two with a lot of room to grow just based on some unfortunate circumstances.”

Related

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett named among NFL's most underrated offensive players