Good afternoon, 12s. Here’s a look at what’s out there today – Wednesday, June 15 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett caught a career-best 1175 yards in 2021 – but that’s not why he garnered recognition this week. Lockett rated as the No. 3 Next Gen Stats’ Catch Rate Over Expected wideout in the league for the 2021 season, as pointed out by Nick Shook on NFL.com.
The 5’10 “eight-year veteran has made catches all over the field, but CROE measures difficulty in making catches counted by several factors – including speed, separation from nearest defender and depth of target.
- Catch rate: 68.2%
- xCatch: 59%
- CROE: + 9.2%
According to Next Gen Stats, Lockett caught 68 percent of its targets, while expected to catch up to 59 percent. Thus, Lockett caught 9.2 percent more passes than expected throughout the 2021 season.
Shook discussed Lockett’s placement on the list and why he made it.
“In the past, Lockett was a speedster who made an impact in the middle portion of the field (between the numbers). In 2021, that changed a bit. Lockett became a sideline stud, catching 13 boundary targets (less than 2 yards away). the sideline) – the most such receptions in the entire league. Boosts the highest catch rate expected on the outside the numbers since 2018. “
Shook praised Lockett’s progression in 2021, noting that he showcased even more versatility as a wideout than years ago.
“What we are seeing from Lockett is a receiver who has become a complete Pass catcher capable of making a difference all over the field. Defenses are wise to give him space – they just cover it faster than they did in 2021. “
Lockett flew a group of youth from his hometown of Tulsa to Seattle last week, as part of his Light It Up Foundation job shadowing program.
While Lockett heads into 2022 with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, he has also been praised for his embracing of a larger leadership role.
Read more on the list from Next Gen Stats here.