The Seahawks were able to trade down twice, and still nab a playmaking WR. With the 45th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks chose WR Paul Richardson from the University of Colorado. Richardson is certainly a high risk / high reward player. The things to like are he is just over 6 feet tall, ran a 4.4 40 yard dash, was 1st Team All Pac 12 WR and team captain. There are however some significant negatives, the most glaring is that he managed to “bulk up” to 175 lbs at the combine, and played at about 165 lbs. In addition to his slight frame is the injury history, missing the last half of the 2011 season with a torn MCL, and missed the 2012 season with a torn ACL. In addition to the physical issues are the possibility of character issues. Richardson originally was a member of the UCLA Bruins but was dismissed from the team following an arrest for theft. I like the idea of having Richardson and Harvin on the field at the same time… it would be a complete nightmare to try and come up with a plan for containing both of them. Go Hawks!
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