Pick #123, 4th Round: WR Kevin Norwood, Alabama

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  • 6'2", 198 lbs. Graded out at 5.3 on NFL.com. Team captain, solid build, good hands, very fast possession receiver.

    NFL.com Analysis: http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/kevin-norwood?id=2543689



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  • Well it appears WR was a need and we have addressed it. Methinks the FO isn't sold on the health of anyone except Baldwin.
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  • He's 6'2!!! That should please some of the more rigid draftniks on this forum.
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  • Alabama fan here.. Norwood is a great possession receiver. Got us a lot of first downs on 3rd down.
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  • Good size. Looks like a baller.
    Talent can get you to the playoffs.
    It takes character to win when you get there.

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  • Reads like a taller Bobby Engram
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  • Anyone have the low down on him?
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  • Probably means Ricardo gets cut.
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  • Love it
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  • Looks like he gives us options in case/when Baldwin bolts at the end of the season.
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  • ImTheScientist wrote:Probably means Ricardo has some competition.


    FIFY. :)
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  • Looks like a solid depth WR and Special Teams option. Good pick.
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  • red grenadine wrote:Reads like a taller Bobby Engram


    Yeah definitely see that.
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  • Love, love, LOVE this pick. Great route runner, blocks downfield, understands the position and has great character. Saban has really high praise for this guy. Golden Tate replacement.
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  • Like that 4.4 speed and the fact that he did consistent work in a national title game.

    He could be good at moving the chains on third down ala Brandon Stokley. Sounds like he has good hands and is a dependable/go to guy in a tough spot.

    With this many receivers on the team right now, it will be a fun position to watch battle during camp.
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  • His highlight clip is short, but has some outstanding plays in it. Good leaping catches, jukes, standing tall in the end zone, the whole package. And if he's a great route runner and blocker, that's especially good news.
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  • Only saw 2 games so I didn't give him a grade but my notes are all positive. Good speed to strtech field. Some of the strongest hands in the draft. High points and plucks really well. Basically, a slightly smaller, slightly less athletic Cody Latimer. Love the pick.
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  • "Much like Keenan Allen in 2013, Norwood doesn't flash high-level explosiveness or electric change of direction on the field, but he is one of the strongest jump-ball catchers in his class. He has strong hands, very good body control, he tracks the ball well and times his jump. Many would say that these types of attributes are not teachable, which is why I rate Norwood higher than some."
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  • Well there's the big WR some many wanted that hated the Richardson pick. Like it, we needed a couple WRs and the FO knew it

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  • Perfect guy for Wilson. Clutch and smart, perfect receiver to have for a QB like Russ that will be running around in the pocket my bama fan friend loves the pick for us
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  • Could be like this guy is another attempt at the type of receiver we wanted in Chris Harper last year. His quarterback said he was probably the most underrated player in the draft, for what it's worth.
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  • A faster, taller Tate?
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  • Will be a 25 yr old rookie. Not saying that to be a pessimistic penis, just saying it because it's not been reported yet.
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  • Hawknballs wrote:Perfect guy for Wilson. Clutch and smart, perfect receiver to have for a QB like Russ that will be running around in the pocket my bama fan friend loves the pick for us

    And,if you look at the 'Wilson in trouble' scenario, now you could have one guy breaking deep, and another guy getting open in traffic, stretching the D in both directions at once.
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  • Both WRs we drafted were team captains too. That seems to be important to Seahawks.
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  • Hawk Finn wrote:Will be a 25 yr old rookie. Not saying that to be a pessimistic penis, just saying it because it's not been reported yet.

    Mayock said he should be a 2nd rounder but his age would unnecessarily drop him.
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  • Hawknballs wrote:Perfect guy for Wilson. Clutch and smart, perfect receiver to have for a QB like Russ that will be running around in the pocket my bama fan friend loves the pick for us


    I agree, he knows exactly where to be when the play breaks down.
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  • Last year's Arizona debacle isn't happening again. Good hell, we could go 6 deep at WR.
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  • MizzouHawkGal wrote:A faster, taller Tate?


    No......I don't see that at all.
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  • Not a burner. But good size, body control and hands.

    Watch the catch at 2:50

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  • Looks like we're going to start throwing the ball a bit more.

    No more 'Wilson is a game manager'.

    Easily our best 4th round receiver in recent years.
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  • Absolutely love this pick...70% of his receptions went for 1st downs? He sounds like a bigger Doug Baldwin to me
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  • ImTheScientist wrote:
    MizzouHawkGal wrote:A faster, taller Tate?


    No......I don't see that at all.

    What's a good comparison? Bobby Engram? A shorter Joe Jeriviscous? I ask because I have no clue about the guy. Almost sounds like Baldwin but bigger to me.
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  • Only saw 2 games so I didn't give him a grade but my notes are all positive. Good speed to strtech field. Some of the strongest hands in the draft. High points and plucks really well. Basically, a slightly smaller, slightly less athletic Cody Latimer. Love the pick.
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  • Kearse and Norwood for length and jump balls.
    Harvin, Baldwin and Richardson for everything else.

    WR's look solidified.

    Then, theres Rice.........
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  • I hope Norwood is in the weight room today. He only had 8 reps at 225 at the combine. That's pretty light, especially when you consider he's 24.

    Good pickup though, IMO.
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  • I happy with this pick. Seems like a solid and reliable wideout.
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  • ImTheScientist wrote:Probably means Ricardo gets cut.


    Ha! We will see. I used to say the same thing about Obamanu every year.

    And Lockette is becoming a special teams force.

    Of course he is buddies with Papaki, so yeah
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  • Like Richardson, this kid was the team captain. Very interesting.
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  • Possibly my favorite pick of the draft! LOVE this pick!
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  • They just played a great feature on Norwood on NFL Network. He has overcome a lot, something the Hawks really look for. His hard work, dedication, and adversity helped him become a great WR at Alabama. Pure Seahawk pick.
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  • Solid pick in the 4rth round .
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  • NFL network just ran a feature on this guy. Really good. He is going to be a huge addition to this team.
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