Could Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett Be an Offensive Rookie of the Year Contender?

September 6, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Preseason standouts often serve as cautionary tales regarding the dangers of buying into hype, which is why it's important to temper your excitement regarding any and all rookie non-first-round picks who have excelled in August but have yet to play a snap of meaningful football. 
Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver and return man Tyler Lockett isn't an exception to that rule, but I wouldn't blame you for possessing extreme confidence in the third-round pick after he lit it up as a returner early in the preseason and as a receiver late. 
It's been 15 years since a player won Offensive Rookie of the Year despite being drafted beyond the second round. In fact, only two rookies—third-round pick Curtis Martin in 1995 and sixth-round pick Mike Anderson in 2000—have accomplished that feat since 1988, and a rookie wide receiver has never won the award after being drafted outside of the first or second round. 
Lockett not only has the ability to buck ...

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