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Friday, May 9, 2014
Seahawks pick Paul Richardson in 2nd

By Terry Blount


RENTON, Wash. -- The pick: Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado

My take: A huge surprise. Richardson wasn't supposed to be on the Seattle Seahawks' radar, according to most draft experts. At 6-foot, 175 pounds, he doesn't fit the mold of the big-body receiver they were expected to take early in the draft. But Richardson is lightning fast -- clocked a 4.4 40-yard dash and was sometimes even faster. He caught 83 passes last season coming off an ACL injury in 2012.

A Harvin clone: Richardson is very similar to Percy Harvin, extremely quick and a great route runner. That's why this pick seems a little odd, but the Seahawks have earned the right to get the benefit of the doubt here.

What's next: Is it an offensive lineman, something the team desperately needs to address? The Seahawks have the final pick of Round 2 coming up.