With the highly-anticipated 2012 NFL Draft just a day away, the GridironGrit.com staff is firing up a 32-part collaborative series on the full first round with pick-by-pick analysis on each team (with trades included).
With the fourth overall selection the Cleveland Browns select —RB Trent Richardson .
The Browns bring in a multidimensional bulldozer out of Trent Richardson the backfield.
Trent Richardson possesses a rare combination of drive, size, speed and strength. With over 680 carries in college, T-Rich fumbled only once. That’s a rare breed, indeed.
Many argue he’s the most complete running back to enter the draft since Adrian Peterson. Last season, Richardson rushed for 1,679 yards and had 338 receiving yards for a total of 24 touchdowns.
Give whoever starts under center next year a really reliable, tackle-shedding machine that can be utilized in both the passing and rushing game. For fans who aren’t thrilled with this choice, just keep in mind, he’ll not only fill the void for Peyton Hillis, but he’ll make you even forget his name. He’s also a headache waiting to happen for the Ravens, Bengals and Steelers twice a year.
Follow the complete pick-by-pick collaborative series here!