Photo of Tyler Lockett
Drafted By: Seahawks
  • Round 3
  • Pick 5
  • Overall 69

Combine Results

5.62 ?
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.14 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Absolutely love this kid. He can play inside and outside. The only knock on him is his size. Lockett is also one of the best punt return men in the country. He is a perfect player for Seattle; a playmaker on both offense and special teams." -- Mike Mayock

  • 5'10" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 182LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/8" Hands


Father is Kevin Lockett, who was an All Big-12 performer for Kansas State in 1996 and a second-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997. Tyler broke his father's school records for career receptions and yards. In 2014, was selected second-team All-American as an all-purpose player and first-team All-Big 12. Was also a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist (nation's top wide receiver). Two-time Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year (2014 and 2013). In 2013, selected first-team All-Big 12 as a wide receiver and kick returner. Caught three touchdown passes in Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and was selected as Offensive MVP. Honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2012, finishing with four receiving touchdowns and two kick-return touchdowns. Named 2011 Big-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year and second-team All-Big 12 kick returner. Won a Class 5A State Championship as a senior at Booker T. Washington (Okla.).



Good play speed. Has twitch at top of his routes and gets separation for quarterbacks to make open throws. His father was a standout wide receiver at Kansas State and played in the NFL. Intelligent player on field who has clearly learned from his father. Nuanced route runner with ability to sell. Will vary route speed and is proficient with double moves. Scouts say his personal character and football character are top-notch. Has a knack for making explosive plays as a receiver and return man. Steps up his game when matched up against top competition across from him. Likes to block.


Very slightly built. Struggles with physical cornerbacks and can be redirected in his routes. Press coverage could be an issue for him on the next level. Scouts are concerned that he is too slightly built to be a full-time NFL kick returner. Likely relegated to the slot only in the NFL. Hands are inconsistent in traffic. Top-end speed in question. Got caught from behind more than once.

Draft Projection

Round 3 or 4

NFL Comparison

Jarius Wright

Bottom Line

Highly competitive with a history of production at Kansas State. Utilizes great routes and suddenness out of his breaks to get consistent separation. Lockett is a film rat who can come in and compete for a slot receiver spot right away and should be an NFL punt returner.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.