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03-27-2012, 11:38 AM
Even at a devalued position, Richardson’s talent too great to pass up
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 27, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

ReutersThe NFL’s transformation into a passing league has hit running backs hard, both on draft day (the first running off the board went 28th in last year’s first round) and in free agency (veteran running backs haven’t found much of a market for their services this year). But with the NFL draft a month away, Alabama running back Trent Richardson has so much talent that he appears poised to buck the trend of running backs being devalued.

A couple of weeks ago we passed along comments from NFL Network’s Mike Mayock suggesting that Richardson might slip out of the Top 10 because of the low value so many teams place on running backs. But with more time to study the tape, Mayock now says Richardson is simply too talented for more than five or six teams to pass on him

“Boy was I wrong,” Mayock said of suggesting Richardson might get out of the Top 10. “He’s going in the Top 10. Let’s face it, if the two quarterbacks [Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III] go 1-2, and the Vikings are not in the market for a tailback at No. 3 because of Adrian Peterson, this kid is going 4, 5 or 6. He’s the best tailback I’ve seen come out since the aforementioned Adrian Peterson. He brings toughness, he brings speed, he brings pass protection.”

Mayock said that if the Browns pass on Richardson at No. 4, he can’t see why the Bucs would pass on him at No. 5. Mayock said Richardson running behind the Buccaneers’ offensive line in Greg Schiano’s offense could have a big impact as a rookie.

“Trent Richardson might be the best position player in this draft,” Mayock said. “I watched 150 of his carries today. I watched every catch he made on tape today. . . . I watched every pass protection I could find in about a 10-game span, and he might be the best pass-protecting running back in this draft also. So when you talk about toughness and perhaps the best positional player in the entire draft, I think if he is available at No. 5, with that offensive line, they’ve got to pull the trigger.”

And if the Bucs do pull the trigger, they may find themselves with the most talented player in the draft.

03-27-2012, 11:44 AM
Richardson won't last past #5.....guaranteed.

03-27-2012, 11:58 AM
It would've been fun to have a healthy Charles, Hillis & Richardson in and out of the back field. Come to think of it, maybe bring back the wing-t or wishbone and tell Matty Castle to sit since we're abandoning the concept of the forward pass and going old school . . . real old school.

03-27-2012, 01:07 PM
Richardson won't last past #5.....guaranteed.


03-27-2012, 01:14 PM
I`m not even sure Pioli would draft Richardson at 11th overall anyways.

03-27-2012, 02:45 PM
he have his pro day yet? I know he didn't run the 40 at the combine.

Just curious what it is.

03-27-2012, 02:46 PM
yeah, no kidding.

03-28-2012, 10:24 AM
Mayock's suddenly a genius when he backs the claims of the Richardson faithful, but a complete moron when it come to Poe, huh?

Mr. Laz
03-28-2012, 10:35 AM
Mayock's suddenly a genius when he backs the claims of the Richardson faithful, but a complete moron when it come to Poe, huh?
same way Chiefs players are great until it comes time to talk about possible trade worth ... then they aren't worth shit.

nature of the fan base

03-28-2012, 02:04 PM
Neither will Tannehill

Mr. Laz
03-29-2012, 09:48 AM
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Trent Richardson runs a 4.58 forty at Bama pro day along with 25 reps of 225.

03-29-2012, 09:53 AM
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Trent Richardson runs a 4.58 forty at Bama pro day along with 25 reps of 225.

Solid but not stellar.

Urc Burry
03-29-2012, 09:56 AM
I knew he wouldn't run very fast. A lot of people were expecting a low 4.4

03-29-2012, 10:00 AM
Mayock's suddenly a genius when he backs the claims of the Richardson faithful, but a complete moron when it come to Poe, huh?

Not sure anyone is claiming he is a genius, he is just stating something fairly obvious.

03-29-2012, 12:19 PM
They're claiming that his knee is at 70% when he ran that.

03-29-2012, 12:35 PM
Mid 4.5's seems about right for him. That's good speed for someone as strong and agile as he is.

03-29-2012, 12:36 PM
He plays at about a 4.5 I would say. :shrug:

Urc Burry
03-29-2012, 01:02 PM
I'm somewhat disappointed in his bench number also. He's supposed to be some huge weight room freak, but our very own Brady Quinn got BP 24 times :shrug:

Easy 6
03-30-2012, 06:44 PM
My question for all of the draft guru's is... who is the next potential Jamaal Charles & is he available this year?

03-30-2012, 06:47 PM
Lamar Miller.

Easy 6
03-30-2012, 07:05 PM
Lamar Miller.

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Yeah, there are some similarities.

Looks like he has decent vision in traffic, able to find seams between the tackles, can be patient waiting for blocks to develop, willing to jam his face in there & drive for the extra yard, good toughness.

But he doesnt look to have the same pure runners form as Charles, definitely isnt as fast & doesnt seem to change direction as well while maintaining his speed.

03-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Sorry man, I didn't even read your post right.

I think Lamichael James might be close to a Charles type guy.

Quesadilla Joe
03-31-2012, 08:32 PM
RB Miller I see as pure zone scheme runner. Excellent downhill burst but not much lateral explosion. Critical difference. One cut + go.


04-07-2012, 07:42 PM
I really like Isiah Pead in this draft.

04-07-2012, 08:29 PM
Robert Turbin of Utah State would be my pick for a running back in this draft for the Chiefs. He's fast and incredibly strong. Has nice hands out of the backfield. Would be an excellent special teams guy to start and a very nice third back option for this offense.

He's already visited the Jets and 49ers and most likely won't make it out of round three. If that's a bit too high for taking a RB with Charles and Hillis on the roster, I'd take Vick Ballard of Miss State in the 4/5/6 range.





04-07-2012, 08:30 PM
I think Ballard was a Miss State guy Sac, but thats semantics. I really like Isiah Pead in the 4 or 5th. He can be a really dynamic return guy as well.

What do you guys think about a Joe Adams in the 4 or 5 as well?

04-08-2012, 05:01 AM
I really like Isiah Pead in this draft.

He reminds me of Jamaal Charles more than Miller.

Quesadilla Joe
04-13-2012, 07:37 PM
**BREAKING NFL NEWS**Source: Cleveland Browns have decided that (RB) Trent Richardson will be the route they go with the 4th pick overall, the only way they don't take the Alabama "BEAST" is if they get a huge offer from a team trading up (Nothing hot on that front right now) this will effect the Tampa Bucs as they have had eyes for Richardson & would choose him if he fell in their laps. So in closing, if no trade down is completed by Browns & (RB) Richardson is still available when they draft at #4, he will be the pick!


Pasta Giant Meatball
04-13-2012, 07:46 PM

Quesadilla Joe
04-14-2012, 09:00 AM
QB or wide out or RB for the browns?? ... My sense today, subject to change, is Richardson.