Seattle Finally Picks, Gets Colorado Receiver Richardson
After twice trading down, the Seattle Seahawks picked Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson with the No. 45 overall pick in the second round of the NFL draft.
Seattle was originally scheduled to pick at No. 40 on Friday before making a second draft trade, this time with Detroit. By moving back five spots, the Seahawks were still able to get a speedy receiver to add to their roster and help make up for the loss of Golden Tate in free agency.
Seattle moved down 13 spots from its originally scheduled first-round pick and added two additional picks. It was the fourth straight draft that Seattle made a trade in the second round.
Richardson missed most of the 2012 season with a knee injury. He had a standout senior season with 83 catches for 1,343 yards and 10 touchdown catches.