Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Kevin Norwood wasn’t rated as highly by draft analysts despite his strong play in college due to worries regarding how his game would translate to the NFL, but the Seattle Seahawks don’t appeared to be worried about any of that. They are getting a smart wideout who runs clean routes, and he’s faster than some think.
Norwood is now a member of the Seahawks organization after being drafted by the team with the 23rd pick in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he is the second wide receiver to join the Seahawks in this year’s draft class after the team picked up Colorado Buffaloes DeSean Jackson-esque wideout Paul Richardson yesterday.
It was interesting to see Norwood receive little pre-draft buzz despite his strong play for college football’s biggest program, and he has all the skills the Seahawks need at wide receiver right now. Norwood has a good size/speed combo, can stretch the field when needed, and he’s more than capable of moving the chains. A sleeper for a number of fans, Norwood should have a solid rookie year with the Seahawks, and he will bring something different to the table on the outside.