Flying Under the Radar: Golden Tate

Published on June 18, 2010 by     

So far this offseason, Golden Tate has been raising some eyebrows, and not just for his fascination with maple bars. At voluntary mini camps, Tate was putting on a clinic, constantly burning defenders and coming down with some spectacular catches.

Tate, a standout since college, was projected to be taken in the late first or early second round, so with their only pick on day two, it was an easy decision for the Seahawks to take the speedy wide receiver with their 60th pick; but Tate was very close to staying for his senior season at Notre Dame.

“I spoke with coach Weis before the season, before we played a down before camp, and he said ‘unless you have around 1,500 yards and around 16 or 17 touchdowns I would not leave early.’ ”

Tate finished with 1,496 yards, and 15 touchdowns. That was good enough for Tate as he decided to forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

At 5’10 and 199 lbs, some thought that Tate was a little too undersized to play the receiver position, but if you ask him, he will tell you different.

At the NFL combine, Tate told the media that he tries to model his game after Carolina Panther’s wide receiver Steve Smith.

And with Nate Burleson leaving over the offseason, the ‘Hawks would love to hear Golden Tate’s name in the same sentence as Steve Smith, but ask Tate, and he will say “I am here to contribute and to be me, and to play the type of football coach (Carroll) needs me to play.”

With almost 2 months until the start of the NFL pre-season, Golden Tate might be a receiver to keep your eye on and to expect some big numbers.

Could it be Percy Harvin 2.0?

It is still too early to tell, but I will bet a Golden maple bar or two that he is a key factor of Pete Carroll’s offense come September.

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