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Paul Richardson was drafted in the second round by the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.  The common football fan has never heard of Richardson the wide receiver out of Colorado, but sadly I’ll admit I am an avid Buffaloes fan so I’ve seen plenty of Richardson throughout his college career.  Richardson left the Buffs after his junior season, while putting up impressive numbers for a pretty bad football team.  In his final year in Boulder Richardson amassed 83 receptions, 1,300+ yards to go along with ten scores, not bad for a player on a team that went 4-8.

Richardson’s prospects in fantasy are not easily distinguishable.  Currently listed behind Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, and Jermaine Kearse on the depth chart Richardson will be fighting for playing time throughout his first training camp.  Pete Carroll loves speed and that is what Richardson brings, but he will have to work on his route running and add some muscle before he can become a starter on this team.

If you are in a standard fantasy league, Richardson will probably go undrafted and be available on the waiver wire for your team.  However, Richardson’s prospects in a keeper league are intriguing.  Seattle does not have an elite group of receivers that will keep Richardson on the sidelines for too long.  Year one could be a learning year for Paul, but once he finds his groove in the system he could be a valuable target for Russell Wilson.  I’ve already stated I think the Seahawks will become a more pass oriented team, and with Richardson ability to stretch the field he can become the deep threat that Wilson and the Seahawks have been craving.  While drafting Richardson is a risk this first season, it could payoff if he can move up on the depth chart (I believe he will).  Continue to monitor his progress throughout training camp.

Dan SchalkFF Analysis  Paul Richardson was drafted in the second round by the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.  The common football fan has never heard of Richardson the wide receiver out of Colorado, but sadly I'll admit I am an avid Buffaloes fan so I've seen plenty of Richardson throughout his college career. ...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?