Seahawks' Baldwin playing unlike a rookie

First-year wideout leads team in catches and is tied for first in receiving touchdowns

November 11, 2011|By Edward Lee

The Seattle Seahawks have a pair of starting wide receivers in Sidney Rice and Mike Williams who are large, physical targets for either Tarvaris Jackson or Charlie Whitehurst.

But undrafted rookie Doug Baldwin leads the offense in catches (28), is tied for first with Ben Obomanu for first in receiving touchdowns (two), and ranks second in receiving yards (434).

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb, who could line up in the slot against Baldwin when Seattle employs a three-wideout set, said he has been impressed with Baldwin’s fast transition to the NFL from Stanford.

“We’ve just been watching him,” Webb said Thursday. “He’s a great receiver, has got great hands, runs great routes. He’s one of the quicker guys than the other ones. Those guys are big and have got the size and hands and athletic ability. So that’s a great group of guys. We just have to contain those guys. We can’t let them get any big plays.”

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