This is why we wait to get confirmation. A number of sources on Twitter reported that the Seahawks were taking Antonio “Tiny” Richardson, offensive tackle from Tennessee with their #45 pick, but as it turns out they took another Richardson, Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson.
2014 Hall of Famer Walter Jones announced the pick live from Radio City Music Hall.
There seems to be a mixed reaction from analysts and fans. Richardson is quick but there are some doubts about his size and hands. Here’s 12 tweets with a mix of feelings about him:
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) May 10, 2014
Paul Richardson is a fast, athletic WR who has a lot of upside…don't know much about him, but absolutely trust the #Seahawks front office
— Jessamyn McIntyre (@JessaMcIntyre) May 10, 2014
— The Opening (@TheOpening) May 10, 2014
I no longer shake my head at any @Seahawks draft picks. Pete & John are the BEST at assessing talent!! Welcome Paul Richardson!!
— Grumpy Gary (@Gar_eeeeee) May 10, 2014
Paul Richardson had great production with terrible quarterback play plus he's a big body. Good pick up by the Hawks.
— Josh (@okee808) May 10, 2014
Seahawks picked a real good one. Paul Richardson is nice. Sorry Niners
— Tim (@925bear) May 10, 2014
Paul Richardson looks like DeSean Jackson from watching the highlights
— Stevo (@Stevo2o6) May 10, 2014
4.40 40's are faster in Seattle RT @MoveTheSticks: Paul Richardson has ludicrous speed
— hauz (@zhauz) May 10, 2014
So for fun I made myself a draft value chart by aggregating heaps of mocks. Paul Richardson is the biggest reach of the draft so far. 🙁
— Mark Dickenson (@seahawkeye) May 10, 2014
Love the Paul Richardson pick by the Hawks. I'm sure he's the WR they wanted all along. #NFLDraft2014
— michael jaquet (@SkiTeamCMO) May 10, 2014