Better Know A Draft Pick: Trent Richardson

03.20.12 6 years ago 17 Comments


Name: Trent Richardson
Age: 21

Year: Junior

Position: Running back

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 224

Major: Undeclared

Twitter: Nope

Family: Two daughters (5 and 3). Looks like Mr. Cool Football Guy had lots of sex in high school.

Combine results: Did not participate due to knee surgery.

Injury history: Tore ligaments in his ankle as a high school freshman. Tore ligaments in the other ankle as a high school sophomore.

Nicest comparison: Earl Campbell (1978)
Meanest comparison: Earl Campbell (1984)
Most even-handed comparison: Michael Turner
Most murderous comparison: OJ Simpsons
Definitely better than: Mark Ingram

Strengths: Speed, power, change of direction, video game jukes.

Weaknesses: Cuddly elephants.

Who wants him: Tampa Bay.
Who will take him: Cleveland, because drafting a running back in the top five seems like something they’d do.

What scouts are saying:

Immediate impact: Enters the NFL as a complete three-down back.
Down the road: Gets the franchise tag after his rookie contract is up, holds out, then eventually gets paid just as he starts to slow down.

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