Friday, April 23, 2010
Seahawks land WR in Golden Tate
By Mike Sando
Mike Holmgren and the Browns had to put a scare in Seattle when they jumped past the Seahawks into the 59th overall slot of the 2010 NFL draft.
The Browns took running back Montario Hardesty and I'm not sure if Seattle had any interest in him. The Seahawks then drafted Notre Dame receiver Golden Tate, a productive receiver whose size doesn't quite measure up to the Pete Carroll prototype.
Seattle went into the draft with 11 receivers on its roster, a high number. But the team still had needs at the position. Mike Williams and Reggie Williams are projects at this point. Deon Butler's role with the team seems to be in question, at least at this point.
Tate adds to the numbers and gives the offense a needed weapon.
Carroll certainly knows Tate's track record from his days coaching at USC. Tate could also fill a void in the return game.