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Seahawks take WR Paul Richardson

The Seahawks finally made a pick and selected Colorado wideout Paul Richardson.

Richardson is thin, but extremely fast. He's 6-feet tall and 175 pounds. At Colorado, he was essentially their only offensive option. He had 83 catches for 1,343 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Here's how Richardson described himself at the NFL combine:

“Being able to score in multiple ways. Taking it on 3-yard routes or downfield 30 yards, being able to stretch the field on any starting point is a good trait to have," Richardson said. "(A) split between Mike Wallace and DeSean Jackson right now. I’m trying to come in and make a name for myself.”

Richardson was dismissed from UCLA's team before arriving along with two others -- Shaquille Richardson and Josh Shirley, the latter of which enrolled at the University of Washington.

The three, who had been enrolled in summer school, were arrested by University of California Police on June 23 on suspicion of stealing a purse and face felony theft charges.

Richardson also missed the 2012 season with Colorado because of a torn ACL. He obviously came back strong after that.

His freshman season, he had 34 catches for 514 yards. His sophomore year those totals went to 39 catches for 555 yards before his tremendous bump during his senior year.

Colorado's quarterback is former Bellarmine Prep quarterback Sefo Liufau. He was asked what separates Richardson from other receivers.

"One is speed," Liufau. "Not many guys can keep up with him. Also the separation he creates on the line. He loses a lot of corners (cornerbacks) at the line of scrimmage. He's a hard worker and I believe he will go far in the NFL."