10 worst Seattle Seahawks draft picks of the Pete Carroll era

Not all of Pete Carroll's draft classes were that loaded.
These draft picks did not turn out well for the Seahawks
These draft picks did not turn out well for the Seahawks / Michael Hickey/GettyImages
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No. 7 - Paul Richardson - Seahawks wide receiver (2014)

In classic Seahawks fashion, the team did not have a first-round pick in 2014 after trading that one to Minnesota for extra picks. Following their Super Bowl win, Seattle wanted to bolster their wide receiver corps after losing starter Golden Tate in free agency and Sidney Rice to retirement. With their first selection in the draft, the Seahawks drafted wide receiver Paul Richardson from Colorado in the early second round.

In his rookie season, Richardson had an underwhelming year, which ended with a torn ACL. In 2015, things weren't much more productive before a hamstring injury that cut his sophomore season short. Again, in 2016, Richardson was mostly a reserve before Tyler Lockett went down with a gruesome injury late in the season. In the Wild Card round against Detroit, Richardson finally showed out with three spectacular catches, one of which was for a touchdown.

In 2017, expectations for Richardson were high after his impressive wildcard showing -- and he had his best season thus far, reeling in 44 receptions for 703 yards and 6 touchdowns. However, it was too little, too late for Richardson, as his rookie contract was expiring in Seattle. Richardson signed a lucrative deal with Washington, where he never recreated his explosive 2017 campaign.

Who did they miss?

The very next receiver taken after Paul Richardson, eight picks later, the Green Bay Packers selected Davante Adams.