Wilson: D.K. Metcalf 'looking really, really special'

The Seattle Seahawks are counting on a cauldron of new, young pass-catchers to produce in 2019.

The key player in the group is second-round pick D.K. Metcalf, who has impressed quarterback Russell Wilson thus far during offseason workouts.

"It's great seeing D.K. [Metcalf] make his plays. I think D.K. is looking really, really special," Wilson said Wednesday during minicamp, via the team's official website. "He can do anything and everything and he's tremendous."

Per his modus operandi, Wilson cooed about all the Seahawks' receivers but offered specific praise for the rookie. The quarterback said that while Metcalf owns freakish athleticism -- running a 4.33-yard 40-yard dash and flashing a 40.5-inch vertical at 6-foot-4, 229 pounds -- it's the wideout's mental acumen that impressed him thus far.

"His knowledge of the game first," Wilson said. "Everybody knows about the ability to run and jump and catch and all that. But I think more than anything else, it's his brain, how he processes information, how quickly he understands it. He's really intelligent, he understands the game really well. He takes coaching well, he gets extra work. He's a legit pro wide receiver. He's everything everyone was talking about in terms of what he's capable of and more."

After Doug Baldwin's retirement, the Seahawks need a heady playmaker to shine opposite Tyler Lockett. Seattle is betting on Metcalf growing into that role, and thus far through offseason workouts, the rookie has impressed. We'll see if that trend continues when the pads come on in July.