Paul Richardson proving he's a deep threat

June, 18, 2014
Jun 18
8:37
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RENTON, Wash. -- In case some people thought Paul Richardson's long touchdown receptions earlier were just a rookie-camp phenomenon, the wide receiver from Colorado put those thoughts to rest at Day 2 of the Seahawks' minicamp Wednesday.

Richardson showed off his blazing speed again, running right by two defenders to make a leaping catch on a 55-yard touchdown throw from Russell Wilson.

Richardson had two yards on DeShawn Shead and Akeem Auguste when Wilson left it fly. Richardson jumped to grab the ball as he somersaulted into the end zone.

Moments later, Richardson ran by Chandler Fenner on the left sideline and was open near the goal line, but Wilson slightly overthrew him. And Richardson took the blame.

"I feel like receivers shouldn't be out-thrown," Richardson said. "So we've got to find a way, find another gear, some people say, and make the play."

Richardson, Seattle's top draft pick in May as a second-round selection, has found a way to display his 4.3 speed consistently when he's on the field. But he missed most of the organized team activity practices while nursing a bruised shoulder. He used his time off the field to learn from the other receivers.

"I think I've been leaning on all of the guys," Richardson said. "I've leaned on Doug Baldwin and Phillip Bates. I asked [Sidney] Rice questions. I've asked as many questions as I can. Jermaine [Kearse] has been a lot of help. I ask all of the guys because they all have a different perspectives and I want to find different ways to add to my game and my learning experience."

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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