Seahawks Post-Draft Analysis: Offseason Acquisition Grades at Wide Receiver

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Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) celebrates after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Losses:

  • WR Golden Tate – Signed free agency deal with Detroit Lions

Golden will get a high loss grade because of the big play ability he brought to this team and for when he was most reliable. Whether it was taking a punt inside his own five, down ten, and running it back 71 yards to turn the ball game around against the Bucs, snatching the ball away from one St. Louis defender and taunting the other on his way to an 80 yard touchdown, drawing a big PI in the Super Bowl or a little play we love and know as the Fail Mary (sparking a terrific media storm leading up to the 2014 season opener), Tate was always there in the biggest moments.

I gotta be honest, even though he is only one receiver I wasn’t sure the Hawks could match the loss, but as you’ll see, they did that and more.

Loss Importance Grade: A

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