Seattle second-round wideout DK Metcalf has a lot of potential; he might be a starter working with Russell Wilson. But he seems very iffy for Week 1, after news that he'll undergo a knee surgery.

The Seahawks are calling it minor, but keep in mind this is Pete Carroll, who can put a positive spin on virtually anything ("'Tis but a flesh wound"). Surgery is surgery, and Metcalf will be sidelined multiple weeks (season is just three weeks away). Maybe he is ready for the opener, but he'll miss some valuable practice time.

Metcalf is big and fast, but he's also green. He missed virtually all of one college season and half of another due to injury. Also troubling is that his speed might be limited to use on go routes -- does his size compromise his change-of-direction ability? He had one of the worst 3-cone times at the combine, and that's a drill that measures lateral agility. Seattle will need to figure out how to use him properly, and get him coached up to expand that route tree.

Metcalf didn't put up big numbers in his final year of college, due to a neck injury. That's another concern. Among receivers drafted in the first and second round the last 10 years, only Dez Bryant -- and his season was limited to just 3 games -- caught fewer passes.

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2014253Davante AdamsFresno State131171824
2014120Brandin CooksOregon State128173018
201514Amari CooperAlabama124172716
201215Justin BlackmonOklahoma State121152218
201318Tavon AustinWest Virginia114128912
2014242Jordan MatthewsVanderbilt11214777
201517Kevin WhiteWest Virginia109144710
2012120Kendall WrightBaylor108166314
2015120Nelson AgholorSouthern Cal104131312
2019262Andy IsabellaMassachusetts102169814
201414Sammy WatkinsClemson101146412
2012113Michael FloydNotre Dame10011479
201717Mike WilliamsClemson98136111
201715Corey DavisWestern Michigan97150019
2014261Allen RobinsonPenn State9714326
2018251Anthony MillerMemphis96146218
2010260Golden TateNotre Dame93149615
2016255Tyler BoydPittsburgh 919266
2019259Parris CampbellOhio State 90106312
2012130A.J. JenkinsIllinois9012768
2016240Sterling ShepardOklahoma 86128811
2019251A. J. BrownMississippi8513206
2011264Randall CobbKentucky8410177
2014245Paul RichardsonColorado83134310
2012254Ryan BroylesOklahoma83115710
2016123Laquon TreadwellMississippi82115311
2013127DeAndre HopkinsClemson82140518
201719John RossWashington81115019
2018124D.J. MooreMaryland8010339
2016122Josh DoctsonTexas Christian79132714
201116Julio JonesAlabama7811337
2013241Robert WoodsSouthern Cal7684611
2019125Marquise BrownOklahoma 75131810
2018260James WashingtonOklahoma State74154914
2017240Curtis SamuelOhio State7486515
2016115Corey ColemanBaylor74136320
2019132N'Keal HarryArizona State73108810
2013234Justin HunterTennessee7310839
2014256Cody LatimerIndiana7210969
2018247Christian KirkTexas A&M7191910
2012233Brian QuickAppalachian State (N.C.)71109611
2011244Titus YoungBoise State7112159
2017262JuJu Smith-SchusterSouthern Cal7091410
201417Mike EvansTexas A&M69139412
2018240Courtland SuttonSouthern Methodist68108513
2011258Torrey SmithMaryland 67105512
2019257JJ Arcega-WhitesideStanford 63105914
2018126Calvin RidleyAlabama639675
2018244Dante PettisWashington637617
2019236Deebo SamuelSouth Carolina 6288211
2016121Will FullerNotre Dame62125814
2015241Devin FunchessMichigan627334
2011259Greg LittleNorth Carolina627245
2015240Dorial Green-BeckhamMissouri5988312
2014112Odell Beckham Jr.Louisiana State5911529
2014239Marqise LeeSouthern Cal577914
2013259Aaron DobsonMarshall576793
201114A.J. GreenGeorgia578489
2016247Michael ThomasOhio State567819
2014263Jarvis LandryLouisiana State565735
2014128Kelvin BenjaminFlorida State54101115
2012263Rueben RandleLouisiana State539178
2011126Jon BaldwinPittsburgh538225
2015126Breshad PerrimanCentral Florida5010449
2012245Alshon JefferySouth Carolina497628
2013129Cordarrelle PattersonTennessee467785
2010122Demaryius ThomasGeorgia Tech4611548
2010236Dexter McClusterMississippi445203
2015114DeVante ParkerLouisville438555
20122suppJosh GordonBaylor427147
2018261D.J. CharkLouisiana State408744
2010239Arrelious BennIllinois384902
2015129Phillip DorsettMiami3687110
2019256Mecole HardmanGeorgia 355437
2015237Devin SmithOhio State3393112
2012243Stephen HillGeorgia Tech288205
2019264D.K. MetcalfMississippi265695
2010124Dez BryantOklahoma State173234

Other 2019 rookies drafted in the first two rounds are listed in bold. College production obviously isn't everything. Some of the guys near the top of the list -- Tavon Austin, Kevin White -- turned out to be nothing special. Had Metcalf played a full season last year, he'd show up more favorably.

Still, this surgery and his general lack of experience could work against him having a major rookie impact.

--Andy Richardson