Originally posted by LisaTwelve:
Five years later, Schneider understands both the prototypical talent and mindset required for a Seahawk to succeed under Carroll. He also knows when to go against the norm and go after a player with "unique traits," as the Seahawks like to say.
Richardson was the example this season. The Seahawks saw his speed as a game-changer for their offense despite his slender frame (weighed 175 pounds at the NFL combine). If you look at the Seahawks' draft history over the past five years, you'll notice that, unless they're drafting an offensive lineman, they seek ridiculous athleticism and speed early in the draft. Later in the draft, while they still pursue athletic freaks, they hone in on specific qualities. They always know what they're looking for; they never get lost in the draft. Even if their opinions differ greatly from the masses, they don't waver.
"With the staff that we have here, I know that once you get a good football player, they'll find a way to put him on the field," northeast area scout Todd Brunner said.
I don't think Richardson was a smart move AT ALL. Honestly, I don't get why he was picked up.
Richardson has struggled with knee injuries, the only productive season he had was his last.
I've watched him closely in college, he is probably one of the worst in this class at getting off a press corner. Some of them are so bad I couldn't decide whether or not Richardson was attmepting to block, or get around the guy.
Not to mention, he isn't that WR that you can wait on to get open. That wasn't his style at Colorado.
This is a guy who they sent on fade routes and verticals, they depened on his speed and agility to get by the secondary (seriously, averaged 17 yards a catch)
This IS NOT a guy who you can depend to come back to the ball on broken plays, if you watch how he played at CO you would see that unless the ball was thrown his way within the first 7-8 seconds of the play, he wasn't going to get it.
If Seattle drafted this guy to fill the role of Tate, they have vastly underestimated Richardson's talents... Personally I don't even see Richardson making it out of special teams (Kearse, Baldwin, and Harvin will all start over him)
Also, he has yet to break 180lbs... You're telling me that you feel comfortable throwing to a guy thats 6'1 175lbs on a broken play where he might have the potential to get slammed by Reid/Willis/Bowman?
Not a smart move.
[ Edited by Quest4six on May 12, 2014 at 11:56 AM ]