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 Post subject: At 123 Seattle selects: Chris harper, WR KS
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Ex Duck QB. TOUGH TOUGH wr. Actually reminds me quite a bit of Brian Blades. Realy good run blocking WR as well. If you don't love the pick now I pretty much guarantee you'll love the player in a couple years.

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The competition level for the WR's at training camp is just going through the roof. Dang.

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Was hoping for Swope but he sounds enticing.

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I'm thinking Anquin Bolden 2.0


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Stupid ESPN was on a commercial break during our pick.


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Great pick. Excellent pick. wow ... big body. Good route runner...

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Those moves look like he can be another Sydney Rice. I'm looking forward to watching him.


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He sounds a lot like a slightly faster Jermaine Kearse


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I'm thinking Anquin Bolden 2.0


Yea, Brian Blades, Anquin Boldin, Hines Ward.... physical, fiesty type WR.

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I'm thinking Anquin Bolden 2.0


Not a bad comparison. Great comparison actually. They're the same size and were both college QB's at one point that converted to WR.

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That's a great pick guys. Seahawks fans will LOVE Chris Harper. Looks/plays similar to A. Boldin.


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New #Seahawks WR Chris Harper had highest Wonderlic of all WRs at Combine (33). Ran 4.55. Physical receiver. Some Boldin comparisons.


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Chris Harper is 6'1, 229 lbs. Ran a 4.55 40-yard dash. Benched 225 lbs. 20 times (most of all WRs at the combine).


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Chris Harper was the only REAL playmaker to help out Collin Klein last season at Kansas State, phenomenal pick @Seahawks!


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One of my favorite players this week @seniorbowl is Kansas State WR Chris Harper-- size, crisp routes, reminds me of Anquan Boldin #NFLDraft


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Stupid ESPN was on a commercial break during our pick.

Every year they always are. The Seattle pick doesnt matter to the talking heads and when we pick they are always talking about someone else.

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Such a great pick, worried about playing you guys this year - on the bright side, we have young and terrific CBs.


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This is such a different draft experience than I've had before. It's nice to see us not drafting for immediate needs. It seems like we're drafting for future needs and salary cap flexibility. I get the sense that the success of this draft is more likely to be felt as these people replace players with higher cap numbers over the next couple years, not so much what they do this year. This seems like a replacement for Rice or Tate - maybe not this year, but next. I love our FO's forward thinking.


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I figured a WR there, but was expecting Patton or Mark Harrison. Interesting.

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rainger wrote:
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Stupid ESPN was on a commercial break during our pick.

Every year they always are. The Seattle pick doesnt matter to the talking heads and when we pick they are always talking about someone else.


It's Round 4... they're done showing picks live.

Calm down.

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Such a great pick, worried about playing you guys this year - on the bright side, we have young and terrific CBs.


As a UDub fan watching Desmond play a ton, he never screamed above average NFL starter to me. Not trying to rain on your parade, but yeah.


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NorthwestSportsFan wrote:
This is such a different draft experience than I've had before. It's nice to see us not drafting for immediate needs. It seems like we're drafting for future needs and salary cap flexibility in the future. I get the sense that the success of this draft is more likely to be felt as these people replace players with higher cap numbers over the nect couple years, not so much what they do this year.

That's how I see it. This FO is very smart in preparing for the years ahead. All of our picks seem to be guys that can contribute PT initially, but take over when we face cap casualties coming up.


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Russell Wilson just sent Chris Harper scouting info on the entire NFC West.

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Such a great pick, worried about playing you guys this year - on the bright side, we have young and terrific CBs.


As a UDub fan watching Desmond play a ton, he never screamed above average NFL starter to me. Not trying to rain on your parade, but yeah.

I'm far from thrilled with our draft. Actually pretty pissed with it. But apparently, if you rain on the parade, you're a "bad fan," so I'm holding my tongue till the draft is done.


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Stupid ESPN was on a commercial break during our pick.

Every year they always are. The Seattle pick doesnt matter to the talking heads and when we pick they are always talking about someone else.


It's Round 4... they're done showing picks live.

Calm down.

You Calm down. I did not want them to show it live but at least TALK about the pick a bit. All they want to talk about is what the Jets/Giants etc are doing. I am allowed an opinion about the stupid media. You dont need to be my mother advising me.

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Such a great pick, worried about playing you guys this year - on the bright side, we have young and terrific CBs.


As a UDub fan watching Desmond play a ton, he never screamed above average NFL starter to me. Not trying to rain on your parade, but yeah.

I'm far from thrilled with our draft. Actually pretty pissed with it. But apparently, if you rain on the parade, you're a "bad fan," so I'm holding my tongue till the draft is done.



Not at all. These players all have question marks, your concern is valid. However we only need to hit on a couple. There is not much room on this roster right now as good as it is.


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Happypuppy wrote:
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As a UDub fan watching Desmond play a ton, he never screamed above average NFL starter to me. Not trying to rain on your parade, but yeah.

I'm far from thrilled with our draft. Actually pretty pissed with it. But apparently, if you rain on the parade, you're a "bad fan," so I'm holding my tongue till the draft is done.



Not at all. These players all have question marks, your concern is valid. However we only need to hit on a couple. There is not much room on this roster right now as good as it is.


I'm talking about the Falcons draft haha. Seahawks draft has been pretty terrific from my perspective.


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Rice and Tate threw the ball last season. Harper used to be a QB in Oregon so I expect to see the same from him.

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Rice and Tate threw the ball last season. Harper used to be a QB in Oregon so I expect to see the same from him.

Well, instead of the 4WR offense, maybe we'll have a 5QB backfield.

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I'm far from thrilled with our draft. Actually pretty pissed with it. But apparently, if you rain on the parade, you're a "bad fan," so I'm holding my tongue till the draft is done.



Not at all. These players all have question marks, your concern is valid. However we only need to hit on a couple. There is not much room on this roster right now as good as it is.


I'm talking about the Falcons draft haha. Seahawks draft has been pretty terrific from my perspective.


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Ex Duck QB. TOUGH TOUGH wr. Actually reminds me quite a bit of Brian Blades. Realy good run blocking WR as well. If you don't love the pick now I pretty much guarantee you'll love the player in a couple years.

I like it!


Looks like a very solid pick. Why did he transfer from Oregone????? Was he tired of the ugly uniform combos? :sarcasm_off:

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Ex Duck QB. TOUGH TOUGH wr. Actually reminds me quite a bit of Brian Blades. Realy good run blocking WR as well. If you don't love the pick now I pretty much guarantee you'll love the player in a couple years.

I like it!


Looks like a very solid pick. Why did he transfer from Oregone????? Was he tired of the ugly uniform combos? :sarcasm_off:


Lost the QB job.

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I like this pick. Big receiver.

Adds more needed size and depth at receiver.

Overall, I like our receiver core, but the only thing we were missing was another bigger receiver.


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Such a great pick, worried about playing you guys this year - on the bright side, we have young and terrific CBs.


As a UDub fan watching Desmond play a ton, he never screamed above average NFL starter to me. Not trying to rain on your parade, but yeah.


I am going to disagree with this - I think Desmond will above average ... he excels in tight coverage which to the extremely poor Pac-12 officiating means sometimes a flag and sometimes not, which makes it difficult for a corner to understand where lines are drawn.


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Such a great pick, worried about playing you guys this year - on the bright side, we have young and terrific CBs.


As a UDub fan watching Desmond play a ton, he never screamed above average NFL starter to me. Not trying to rain on your parade, but yeah.


I am going to disagree with this - I think Desmond will above average ... he excels in tight coverage which to the extremely poor Pac-12 officiating means sometimes a flag and sometimes not, which makes it difficult for a corner to understand where lines are drawn.



From the limited stuff I've seen of Desmond Trufant. To me he is KELLY JENNINGS 2.0, a guy with similar size and speed to Jennings. Who also is a "safe" pick. From what I've seen and Mayock has said, he doesn't make a lot of huge plays. The guy played 4 years and had just 6 INT's at least 1 of which was a gift as the QB of the opposing team overthrew it and it was easy pickings.

I wish him the best in ATL. I'm glad he's not in Seattle though.


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Depth at flanker - behind Rice. We don't have another big bodied WR on the team so this was needed.

Tate, Harvin and Baldwin are all slot/flankers.

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I totally called this pick back during the Oregon-KSU Fiesta Bowl, or at least that's what my brother hit me up to give me props for, because I don't remember, I was DRUUUUUUUNK.


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But apparently, if you rain on the parade, you're a "bad fan," so I'm holding my tongue till the draft is done.


This is very true. Sad, but true. Or you are labeled as 'freaking out'. Such is life on an internet fan board.

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I'd like to see him get down the field a little more, but with Klein that might not have been his fault.

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As a UDub fan watching Desmond play a ton, he never screamed above average NFL starter to me. Not trying to rain on your parade, but yeah.


I am going to disagree with this - I think Desmond will above average ... he excels in tight coverage which to the extremely poor Pac-12 officiating means sometimes a flag and sometimes not, which makes it difficult for a corner to understand where lines are drawn.



From the limited stuff I've seen of Desmond Trufant. To me he is KELLY JENNINGS 2.0, a guy with similar size and speed to Jennings. Who also is a "safe" pick. From what I've seen and Mayock has said, he doesn't make a lot of huge plays. The guy played 4 years and had just 6 INT's at least 1 of which was a gift as the QB of the opposing team overthrew it and it was easy pickings.

I wish him the best in ATL. I'm glad he's not in Seattle though.



I think he'll be more like his brother, a steadily reliable player but not an amazing player. I don't think they'll ever regret drafting him.


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This kid looks pretty impressive. He has the look of a NFL player.

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Worst thing I can say about Harper is that he demonstrates poor decision making. Decides he'd rather be a WR that catches passes in Bill Snyder's offense with Colin Klein as his QB, instead of in Chip Kelly's offense with Thomas/Mariotta as his QB??? Probably cost him 300+ yards this season alone.

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Worst thing I can say about Harper is that he demonstrates poor decision making. Decides he'd rather be a WR that catches passes in Bill Snyder's offense with Colin Klein as his QB, instead of in Chip Kelly's offense with Thomas/Mariotta as his QB??? Probably cost him 300+ yards this season alone.


If thats the worst thing you can say about him, then I'm good with that. He was an 18 year old kid when he made that decision; I think his reasons for transferring were reasonable considering his age, disappointment from having to switch from QB to WR, and wanting to be closer to home.

Harper is going to be a fan favorite for Seahawk nation.


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Worst thing I can say about Harper is that he demonstrates poor decision making. Decides he'd rather be a WR that catches passes in Bill Snyder's offense with Colin Klein as his QB, instead of in Chip Kelly's offense with Thomas/Mariotta as his QB??? Probably cost him 300+ yards this season alone.


I saw somewhere today that he transferred to Kansas to be a quarterback. It didn't work out so he switched. That would mean he wasn't considering switching before he'd already switched schools. Don't think it's that big a deal, myself. Hell, he's giving up yardage coming to the Seahawks, because we're going to be a pound-the-rock-first team, and he's well down the depth chart. Still, doubt that really matters to him. He's got a legitimate chance at being a solid, productive player here. I probably like this pick more than any of the others.

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I like this kid a lot. He's exactly what I have been pounding the table for, a strong and physical type of WR that plays hard and will be an asset in the run game because of his blocking. Love this pick and I am rooting for this kid to become the next Boldin as some have compared him to.


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 Post subject: Re: At 123 Seattle selects: Chris harper, WR KS
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I'm reading all these Boldin comparisons and thinking "right" how do all these draft scouts come up with the same player comparison... then I watch the vids in this thread... Yep, Anquan Boldin.

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He fits the bill as the big, physical WR that I felt Seattle really needed. I like that he can catch outside his body and power opposing DBs for possession. He's also a very clean route runner. I don't love his apparent lack of downfield speed. I feel like he might have a modest ceiling, but he seems to add a much needed element to this receiving corps.

Interested to see how he looks with a legitimate QB.


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