Prospect of The Week: Trent Richardson
Trent Richardson made a name for himself as the standout running back behind star Mark Ingram at Alabama. However, Richardson truly became a standout player once Ingram entered the draft in 2011. With Ingram gone Richardson was able to put up numbers that would make him possibly the number one pick in his position. Unfortunately for Richardson, a knee injury would sideline him for the NFL Combine for him to showcase his talents and skills. He would miss the combine due to a minor knee surgery. But at the time before the surgery he was sure to be able to participate in his pro day March 7th. But that wasn’t the case. Richardson was not fully ready to workout for the scouts in Alabama.
Trent Richardson, RB
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Richardson’s numbers last season at Alabama catapulted him into the spotlight with 1,976 all-purpose yards and 23 touchdowns. These numbers also made him a finalist for the Heisman which Baylor quarterback, Robert Griffith, III ultimately won. Despite his loss of the trophy he still succeeded in getting SEC Offensive Player of the Year. But despite all the accolades and great numbers, RIchardson still was not able to workout for NFL scouts at both the NFL Combine as well as Pro Day. This could drop his stock because it can be seen that the running back is damaged goods due to injury.
- Trent Richardson Undergoes Minor Surgery (tracking.si.com)
- Is Trent Richardson or Mark Ingram the Best Running Back in Alabama History? (bleacherreport.com)
- NFL Draft 2012: Profiling Former Alabama RB Trent Richardson (bleacherreport.com)