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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ben Obomanu & Courtney Taylor

Hawks' Hackett heads to Carolina: "The young receivers. This is the collective tag the coaches have started using to describe Ben Obomanu, Courtney Taylor, Logan Payne and Jordan Kent.
The handwringing that began when it became apparent that the Seahawks were not going to overpay Hackett and likely see him depart in free agency centered primarily on the team losing a big target.
The athletic, but raw, Kent (6 feet 4) is taller than Hackett, (6-2, 208 pounds), while Payne (6-2, 205), Taylor (6-1, 205) and Obomanu (6-foot, 206) are roughly the same size.
None has Hackett's experience, since Obomanu was a seventh-round draft choice in 2006 and Taylor and Kent were sixth-round picks last year -- when Payne made the practice squad as a rookie free agent.
Hackett also was an unknown entity when the Seahawks drafted him in the fifth round in 2004."

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