The Seattle Seahawks competition for wide receiver just got a little more crowded. According to a report by John Boyle of the Herald of Everett, the Seahawks have just signed former Washington Huskies wide receiver Kevin Smith:
“Smith, who is listed at 5-11, 214 pounds, had 50 catches for 765 yards and four touchdowns as a senior… Like any undrafted rookie, Smith has an uphill battle to fight to make the team…”
Here are Smith’s numbers from his Pro Day in April:
40 yard dash: 4.54 seconds
Vertical jump: 37 inches
225 # Bench reps: 10
Broad jump: 10′ 6″
This is just more evidence that Pete Carroll is doubling down on his philosophy of valuing speed over size in his receiver corps.
As Boyle pointed out, Smith certainly has his work cut out for him. Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Paul Richardson, Jermaine Kearse, Arceto Clark, Ricardo Lockette, Bryan Walters, Phillip Bates, Sidney Rice, Chris Matthews and Kevin Norwood are already fighting for roster spots. The Seahawks receiver battle is easily the most compelling storyline this offseason.