Seahawks think rookie WR Tyler Lockett can be a great return man
The Seattle Seahawks might have found another steal in the draft when they selected wide receiver Tyler Lockett in the third-round out of Kansas State.
Seahawks special teams coach Brian Schneider is very impressed with the speedy 5-foot-10 Lockett and thinks he has all the skills to be an elite return man.
"Excellent, more than I expected in terms of him being able to track the ball and field the ball," Schneider said, via ESPN.com. "His work ethic is unbelievable. So he’s everything you’re looking for and we’re just excited to see him go."
When Schneider was asked to elaborate on what makes Lockett such a dangerous return man, he did not hesitate with his answer.
"Tremendous ball skills, in terms of tracking the ball and catching it," Schneider said. "And then he’s so quick. You could see him on a couple quick screens here. He looks like a punt returner. He has a lot of skill."
The Seahawks lacked an elite returner last year after trading Percy Harvin to the Jets. The Seahawks are relying on the rookie to help solidify a big area of need.