Gary Washburn at the Seattle P.I. reports on a conversation between two former All-pro receivers, Keyshawn Johnson and Chris Carter. The discussion turned towards the Seahawks and Johnson had some words of advice for GM Tim Ruskell - draft Michael Crabtree.
"With this kid, I think there's only great potential and upside. You are not looking at a Dwayne Jarrett and Mike Williams. You're looking at a guy who is going to make the transition pretty smoothly to the National Football League." --- Keyshawn Johnson
Carter held a slightly different opinion and suggested an offensive tackle would be his preferred choice that early in the draft. He did admit however that the Seahawks need someone, "who can catch the ball and do something with it." Johnson was adamant that selecting Crabtree so early in the first round would not be the risk some people think.
"You have to know the person. If the kid likes football and you know him as a football player and as a person, then you can pretty much tell whether or not he's going to be successful. Larry Fitzgerald's successful because Larry Fitzgerald likes football. Mike Williams didn't like football. He was just glad to be in the NFL.
"Charles Rogers, he didn't like football, he liked hanging out. Crabtree likes football and that's why he was able to succeed for those two straight years at Texas Tech when the world knew he was getting the football.
"If they could find a guy who has the size and the speed like Crabtree, then I don't think you would be making a mistake taking him that high." --- Keyshawn Johnson