Rookie Blitz’s Bryan Fontaine takes a look at Seattle’s most promising Rookie, Golden Tate…

The Seattle Seahawks selected Golden Tate in the second round (60th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.  He is expected to compete immediately for a starting job opposite T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Although Tate lacks ideal size (5’11” 195), he has excellent quickness and ability to catch the ball in traffic.  Tate is elusive in the open field and has proven to be dangerous after the catch as a converted running back.

Tate finished his final two seasons (25 games) at Notre Dame with 151 catches for 2,576 yards (17.06) and 25 touchdowns.

Tate has been impressive during offseason activities and has drawn the praise of new head coach Pete Carroll.  Although Tate has made typical rookie mistakes as he learns the playbook, it is clear the Seahawks will capitalize on Tate’s playmaking abilities.

Tate will be targeted five to six times per game from either Matt Hasselbeck or Charlie Whitehurst and is worth a late round flier in all redraft leagues.

Tate could total 55 catches for 700 yards and 3 touchdowns as a rookie.

Golden Tate is an excellent dynasty prospect and should be taken in the mid-first round of all rookie drafts.  Tate is ranked 6th in our top-100 dynasty prospects and 3rd in our wide receiver rankings behind only Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas.

Bryan Fontaine is the president and founder of  He can be found on Twitter @RookieBlitz and you can e-mail him at

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One Response to “Bryan Fontaine’s Rookie Spin on Golden Tate”

  1. First, who names their kid Golden, seriously. Second, if this guy were a few inches taller, he’s the top WR taken in this draft. He’s really good, but he will be limited this year because the team is in transition and he is a rookie. If Whitehurst can’t play, Tate may have limited upside for a few years.

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