Sep 1, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Paul Richardson (6) avoids the tackle of Colorado State Rams linebacker Aaron Davis (37) during in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Buffaloes defeated the Rams 41-27. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Seahawks draft WR, OL in 2nd round


The Seahawks traded their No. 32 pick on Thursday night to get an additional pick in Round 2 on Friday in the 2014 NFL Draft.

They used those picks to select WR Paul Richardson from Colorado and OT Justin Britt from Missouri.

Richardson was the No. 45 overall pick and Britt was 64th.

Richardson helps add some depth to a receiving corp that already features Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse.

But Richardson could contribute some speed down the field. Pervy Harvin-like speed. Richardson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds, which is blazing fast, even for a guy his size at 6-foot, 175 pounds.

If he makes it onto the field in Seattle next season, he will be protected by the Seahawks other second round selection, Justin Britt.

Britt has excellent size (6-foot-6, 325 pounds) and tremendous strength. His quick feet and long arms will make him trouble for opposing defensive lines.

The Seahawks must see something in him that other experts didn’t because Britt was projected to be selected in in the sixth or seventh round.

Both players have a chance to contribute and they will be joined by more new Seahawks when the draft continues on Saturday at 9 a.m. PT.

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  • HD

    Cable saw him play against and handle Clowney and other DE’s and LB’s in the SEC…Mizzu was also dedicated to the running game..(he did fine is pass protection too..Cable saw him play RG in his Junior year and thought he was more prone to that position…although again…he plays every line spot..he versatile…tremendous upper body strength and good agility with his feet…I think Seattle chose him over Moses for a good reason…Cable is also impressed by his work ethic…he’ll be competing for RT with Bowie…Cables interview has the particulars …http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/Tom-Cable-Draft-Day-2-Press-Conference-/f5a7b834-aa92-46f2-aec3-ae2283be9118