One of the reasons for Russell Wilson’s great season has been the emergence of wide receiver D.K. Metcalf. The second-year receiver has had a breakout season and currently ranks fourth in the NFL in passing yards per game (97.1) and tied for the league lead in receiving touchdowns with seven.
There is no question that Metcalf has become one of the toughest wide receivers to match up against because of his unique combination of size and speed. He is one of the bigger receivers in the NFL at 6’4″ and 229 pounds but still has incredible speed, as evident by his highlight reel chase of Budda Baker on his interception return.
For the Buffalo Bills, the challenge is how do you slow a player like this down. The logical choice would be to try and shadow him with Tre’Davious White. He is the team’s best cornerback but also is giving up nearly six inches to Metcalf, which creates an advantage for the Seahawks’ wide receiver.
It means the coaching staff will have to come up with some additional ways to scheme slowing down Metcalf, which likely means keeping a safety shading his way over the top for double teams.