Thursday, April 24, 2008

No Worries At Wide Receiver

by: Michael Steffes

I continue to see a lot of clamoring for the Seahawks to add a first round WR. I saw, again, on Rotoworld's mock draft yesterday, the person in control of the Hawks took Limas Sweed. I just don't see it. First off, only about 50% of first round WR's make it in the league. That position busts out more than any other. The Seahawks organization understands the importance of hitting on a first rounder, even if they never become a true superstar. Missing can set the franchise back years.

Thankfully, I am not the only one who thinks this way. Frank Hughes at the News Tribune has written an article this morning suggesting the Seahawks will bypass the top wide receivers. Siting info from Rob Rang, he touts Jordy Nelson, who I would love to see as a Seahawk.

If you are on the other side of this debate, and you think that the team is desperately short on WR's. Well, then check out this blurb from Profootballweeekly. It talks about the young guys. It says Logan Payne is being groomed as Bobby Engrams successor, which I think is perfect. Also, it seems we may have the deep threat to stretch the field, he just may need a year or two of seasoning. END