Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/14/12
Seahawks All Access Last season, heading into training camp, Doug Baldwin was simply hoping to make the final roster.  Coming out of Stanford, it was easy to see that the young receiver was extremely talented, unfortunately, for his wallet, and fortunately, for the Seattle Seahawks, Doug didn’t have the “measurables”. He’s not extremely fast, he is extremely short, and although he put up good numbers in college, teams were unsure how that would transfer to the NFL. After the draft Doug Baldwin was a hot commodity.   I feel confident saying there are 31 other teams that wished they drafted Baldwin. Though teams were unwilling to spend a draft pick in hopes his game would translate, many were willing to spend money to acquire him (in the form of a rookie free agent signing bonus, part of the undrafted free agent program of the new CBA). What a difference a year makes Seattle offered Doug a $17,500 signing bonus, and he took it. What a steal for the Seahawks, not only was he the 4...
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