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In the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Rutgers wideout Bo Melton with the No. 229 pick. As the preseason kicks off this weekend, Melton took to the podium after day 11 of training camp to discuss his summer and expectations for this weekend.
It’s only been a few weeks since Melton got into the building at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for training camp; but he’s getting the hang of things.
“Yeah, it felt good. Getting adjusted, getting used to the guys,” said Melton. “We have a great veteran group in our wide receiver room, so it felt good to be out there, good with the guys.”
One veteran in particular that Melton has clung to is Seahawks star Tyler Lockett, a respected weapon on the field, and leader off.
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“Yeah, so Tyler (Lockett) is a very great player,” said Melton “He’s smart, you see him on the field. He critiques us. Even in the film room, I talk to him a lot and just nit-pick because he’s been a very good player for a lot of years. So, just having him on the field and just watching him, it helps us as players and helps the whole receiver room get better.”
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Melton is looking to climb the Seahawks depth chart, and a big way to do that is on special teams. As a Scarlet Knight, Melton averaged 25.9 yards per kick return and 19.2 yards (1 touchdown) as a punt returner.
“Very important. Special teams is a big part of this program. Just being on special teams means a lot. Give it all you have and just make a good impression,” he said. “I did punt, punt return, kickoff return, and kickoff too. I did all four, but more so punt return, kick return. I did do a lot of punt as a gunner.”
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After getting warmed up against his teammates Saturday at the Seahawks Mock Game, Melton is ready for a preseason debut that will take place not too far from his hometown of Mays Landing, New Jersey.
“I’m going to have like 30 people there,” he said. “So, it’s going to be a good time. Everybody is coming out for the first preseason game in the NFL, so it will be a good time.”
Melton will get an opportunity to play in front of family and climb the depth chart, but it’s no sweat off his brow.
“Just looking to have a great game along with the guys,” said Melton. “Going out there, you want to compete. That’s all we talk about in this program is competition so just want to go out there and have a good time and be prepared to play.”
One day at a time; One play at a time.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Acrisure Stadium)
Preseason Week 1 Goal: Win
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Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers kept Seattle’s Sammy Green at arm’s length Sunday, Dec. 5, 1977 in second half action. (AP Photo)
Steelers Frank Lewis (43) is caught by Seattle cornerback Eddie McMillan, right, in the second half of the game. Pa. Steelers won, 30-20. (AP Photo)
Steve Largent of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball during game action against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nov. 8, 1981. (AP Photo)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris (32) is tackled for no gain by Seattle Seahawk conerback Keith Simpson (42) in the first quarter of their National Football League game in the Seattle Kingdome, Nov. 28, 1982. (AP Photo/Gary Stewart)
Franco Harris (32) of the Pittsburgh Steelers slides into the end zone for six points after being hit by Kenny Easley (45) and Kerry Justin of the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of their game in Seattle, Wash., Oct. 23, 1983. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet)
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth (55) in action during a 13 – 9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 6, 1987 at The Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. (AP Photo / Al Messerschmidt)
FILE – In this Dec. 26, 1993, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Rick Mirer (3) is sacked for a seven-yard-loss by Pittsburgh Steelers’ Kevin Henry (76) during the second quarter of an NFL game in Seattle. Mirer and New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe were drafted back-to-back as No. 1 and 2. (AP Photos/Gary Stewart, File)
Seattle Seahawks punt returner Charlie Rogers (31) evades Pittsburgh Steelers’ John Fiala as he runs the Josh Miller punt back for a touchdown in the first quarter in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Seattle Seahawks’ Koren Robinson (81) flips while being tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers’ Brent Alexander on a second-quarter pass play Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, in Seattle. Robinson had 51 yards receiving in the Seahawks’ 23-16 victory. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander (37) tries to break away from Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during the first quarter of the Super Bowl XL football game, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is pursued by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bryce Fisher (94) in the second quarter during the Super Bowl XL football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren, left and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher greet each other before the Super Bowl XL football game, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant, right, breaks up a pass to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Cedric Wilson in the first quarter of the football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. The Steelers won 21-0. (AP Photo/Joe Sargent)
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch evades a tackle from Steelers linebacker James Harrison and takes off down the field during a game on September 18, 2011. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks 24-0
Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman (25) waits for the snap during an NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Seattle, Wash. The Seahawks won the game, 39-30. (Greg Trott via AP)
Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) in action during an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, November 29, 2015, in Seattle, WA. (Tom Hauck via AP)
Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly (88) makes a touchdown catch past Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush (55) and other defenders in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) deflects a pass by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) as he is blocked by offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva (78) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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