Former Wildcats star Lockett wastes little time burning up the NFL

Former Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett, a third-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks, has already emerged as a top kick returner.
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Tyler Lockett has been so good so soon as a kick returner for the Seattle Seahawks that Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King named the former Kansas State star the "most dangerous return man in football right now."

In three NFL games, the rookie third-round draft pick has two kick returns for touchdowns. His 105-yard kickoff return to start the second half against the Chicago Bears last week blew open what was a 6-0 Seattle halftime lead.

King wrote:

“With the Bears clinging to life, losing just 6-0 to start the second half, kicker Robbie Gould booted the kickoff halfway into the end zone. Lockett received it. No one touched him for the next 105 yards. Touchdown. Ballgame. Lockett, the rookie third-round pick from Kansas State, is officially the most dangerous return man in football right now."

Lockett has already made himself a viable candidate to challenge Devin Hester’s 2007 NFL record of six kick returns for touchdowns in one season. Lockett is averaging 34.3 yards on seven kick returns.

As a receiver, he has six catches for 51 yards.

(h/t Kansas City Star)

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