The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver corps is an insanely fast unit — blazing fast, if you will — and they’re showing off their speed early on in OTAs. Seattle’s receivers are so fast that they could comprise a pretty decent 4×100-meter relay team, as pointed out by Seahawks.com writer, Clare Farnsworth.
With Jeremy Lane running a 4.48 40-yard dash, Percy Harvin running a 4.41, Paul Richarson running a 4.40 and Ricardo Lockette running a ridiculous 4.26, the Seahawks may just have the fastest guns in the west, the fastest guns anywhere.
“Our receivers right now are as fast as it gets. I think our receiver group is probably one of the faster in the league,” quarterback Russell Wilson said to the Seahawks website last week after an OTA practice.
Lockette, former NCAA Division II 200-meter champion, took the idea quite seriously, strategizing the order of the the runners. He put Lane first, himself second, Richardson third and Harvin as the anchor. Lockette ran second in high school, so he is a natural fit there, he explained. Harvin is a home-run threat and most reliable receiver on the team — barring injury — so he suits the anchor spot.
“Lockette the Rocket” is the fastest of a speedy Sehawks corps and that’s something to take pride in. Harvin may be the NFL veteran, but even in the theoretical world of planning a 4×100-meter relay team, Lockette is the logical player at the No. 4 spot. If he’s lucky, that will be the spot he lands on the wide receiver depth chart, too.