Wide receiver Paul Richardson #6 of the Colorado Buffaloes makes a 45 yard touchdown reception against the Central Arkansas Bears to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter at Folsom Field on September 7, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Rd 2: 13 (45): Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado (from Detroit)
Rd 2: 32 (64): Justin Britt, OT, Missouri
Rd 4: 8 (108) (from Minnesota)
Rd 4: 11 (111) (from Detroit)
Rd 4: 32 (132)
Rd 5: 32 (172)
Rd 6: 32 (208)
Rd 7: 12 (227) (from Detroit)
by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - After making another trade to move down in the second round, the Seattle Seahawks selected Colorado WR Paul Richardson with their first selection of the draft.
Richardson missed the entire 2012 season at Colorado due a torn ACL. However, he bounced back as a senior with 83 catches for 1,343 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Buffaloes.
"I’m so appreciative right now, I’m so blessed with this opportunity," Richardson said. "I’m still like excited. It hit me, but it hasn’t hit me. I’m just overwhelmed right now in a good way."
Seattle had been scheduled to pick No. 40 overall after trading down with the Minnesota Vikings at the conclusion of day one. However, Seattle elected to move down against in a trade with the Detroit Lions.
The Seahawks moved down five more spot to No. 45 overall and sent a fifth-round pick, No. 146 overall, to the Lions. Seattle picked up another fourth-round selection, No. 111, and a seventh-round pick, No. 227, to slide down a few more spots.
Richardson is another smaller receiver. He's listed at just 6-feet tall and 175 pounds. Richardson said he played last season between 158-161 pounds and is now up to 183 pounds.
What he lacks for in size, he makes up in speed. Richardson ran a 4.33 40-yard dash at the combine and said he was "disappointed" at that result.
"I didn’t run as well as I would’ve liked to at the combine with the four days off because I was so used to training every day, every day and then you don’t get that same training," Richardson said.
"Doing starts in the hallway isn’t the same as being on the field so I didn’t have very good carryover, but I’m proud of what I was able to do and I’m proud of my training. I did run a 4.33 I wanted it to be a lot faster."
Seahawks scout Matt Berry said he didn't have any concern about Richardson's added weight affecting his speed. He also said he's had no lingering effects from the ACL tear in 2012.
"You keep telling yourself he’s too small, he’s thin, and all he does is get open and make plays," Berry said.
Seattle held serve with the originally scheduled second-round pick and took Missouri T Justin Britt at No. 64 overall.
Britt started 36 of 49 career games for Missouri with 30 starts at left tackle and six at right tackle.
Offensive line coach Tom Cable said that Britt will come in to compete with T Michael Bowie for the job at right tackle.
"He’s an ornery, mean guy that plays the game the right way," Cable said. "Obviously with his background and that number of starts in that league against that competition, that’s important."
Cable said it was Britt's tape playing right tackle that stood out to him. In addition, he felt that Britt held his own in the SEC and against the No. 1 overall pick, South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney.
"I got excited about watching him play Clowney," Cable said. "I thought there’s a guy that it wasn’t too big, he didn’t worry about it, he was very physical with him. Then the more I started studying this guy, all the way back to when he was younger, the traits of toughness and competitiveness just kept jumping out at me."
Britt said he's played all five spots along the offensive line but has been a tackle for the majority of his career at Missouri.
"I’m someone who doesn’t make mental errors a lot," Britt said. "I’m very aggressive and I’ve always been a finisher. I tried to key my play off of that."
Missouri Tigers offensive linesman Justin Britt #68 during the 78th Annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic bowl game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Missouri Tigers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX Missouri defeated Oklahoma State 41-31 (Albert Pena/Cal Sport Media)
1. Houston Texans - Xavier Su'a-filo, G, UCLA
2. Dallas Cowboys - Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State
3. Cleveland Browns - Joel Bitonio, G, Nevada
4. Oakland Raiders - Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
5. Atlanta Falcons - Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Marqise Lee, WR, USC
8. Detroit Lions - Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU
9. St. Louis Rams - Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
10. Philadelphia Eagles - Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
11. New York Giants - Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State
12. Buffalo Bills - Cyrus Kouandijo, T, Alabama
13. Seattle Seahawks - Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
14. Pittsburgh Steelers - Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame
15. Washington Redskins - Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford
16. Baltimore Ravens - Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
17. New York Jets - Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
18. San Diego Chargers - Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech
19. Chicago Bears - Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
20. Arizona Cardinals - Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
21. Green Bay Packers - Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
22. Tennessee Titans - Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
23. Cincinnati Bengals - Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
24. Denver Broncos - Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
25. San Francisco 49ers - Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
26. New Orleans Saints - Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
27. Indianapolis Colts - Jack Mewhort, T, Ohio State
28. Carolina Panthers - Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
29. Jacksonville Jaguars - Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
30. New England Patriots - Jimmy Garappolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
31. Miami Dolphins - Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
32. Seattle Seahawks - Justin Britt, T, Missouri
1. Houston Texans - C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa
2. Washington Redskins - Morgan Moses, T, Virginia
3. Miami Dolphins - Billy Turner, T, North Dakota State
4. Atlanta Falcons - Dezman Southward, S, Wisconsin
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia
6. San Francisco 49ers - Marcus Martin, C, USC
7. Cleveland Browns - Christian Kirksey, OLB, Iowa
8. Minnesota Vikings - Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
9. Buffalo Bills - Preston Brown, ILB, Louisville
10. New York Giants - Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse
11. St. Louis Rams - Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
12. Detroit Lions - Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas
13. San Francisco 49ers - Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
14. Washington Redskins - Spencer Long, G, Nebraska
15. Baltimore Ravens - Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State
16. New York Jets - Dexter McDougle, CB, Maryland
17. Oakland Raiders - Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State
18. Chicago Bears - Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
19. Houston Texans - Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
20. Arizona Cardinals - Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
21. Green Bay Packers - Khyri Thornton, DT, Southern Mississippi
22. Philadelphia Eagles - Josh Huff, WR, Oregon
23. Kansas City Chiefs - Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice
24. Cincinnati Bengals - Will Clarke, DE, West Virginia
25. San Diego Chargers - Chris Watt, G, Notre Dame
26. Indianapolis Colts - Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
27. Arizona Cardinals - John Brown, WR, Pittsburg State
28. Carolina Panthers - Trai Turner, G, LSU
29. Jacksonville Jaguars - Brandon Linder, G, Miami (FL)
30. Cleveland Browns - Terrence West, RB, Towson
31. Denver Broncos - Michael Schofield, T, Michigan
32. Minnesota Vikings - Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern
33. Pittsburgh Steelers - Dri Archer, WR, Kent State
34. Green Bay Packers - Richard Rogers, TE, California
35. Baltimore Ravens - Crockett Gillmore, TE, Colorado State
36. San Francisco 49ers - Brandon Thomas, G, Clemson