Found April 27, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
In response to Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown’s comments on Alabama’s Trent Richardson, long-time Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders says that the Browns’ recent third-overall selection is far from “ordinary.” “I see a guy built in my frame, around 5-foot-10, built very well,” said Sanders. “He’s one of those smaller guys who could be one those guys who can run inside. He ran well inside in college. Kind of reminds me of Maurice Jones-Drew — very compact who runs a lot bigger than he is.” Sanders, the second-leading rusher in NFL history, made a living out of being a diminutive three-down, home run-hitting back. While the style of play has changed since he (and Brown) played, Sanders stated that the lack of “impact” running backs in the league could be due to play-calling. Per Sanders, Richardson, who excelled in the SEC, has the potential to step into the NFL and be an impact player from Day One. [Related: Browns Select Trent Richardson #3 in the 2012 NFL Draft]

Browns Trade for Trent Richardson, Patriots Moving Up Among Big Surprises in First Round of NFL Draft

The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft provided plenty of surprises on Thursday night. The Cleveland Browns may not have had the first pick, but they kicked off the excitement on the night by swapping picks with the Minnesota Vikings to ensure that they got their man -- Alabama running back Trent Richardson. The fun kept coming as the round continued. The Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville...

Jets to trade up for Trent Richardson?

Jets to trade up for Trent Richardson? There’s building buzz that the New York Jets might be interested in trading up from No. 16 to the fourth overall pick, currently held by the Browns, in a bid to acquire the game-breaking Alabama tailback. Richardson said he got a call from the Jets, who wanted his contact information, on Sunday when he arrived in New York City. With new offensive...

NFL Live Draft Room – Packer Fans will Host

Welcome to the live chat room for the GREEN BAY PACKERS DRAFT.    A virtual cocktail waitress will be around to cater to your needs. If you are here before your host Roste Beefe and Steve Goat, feel free to start without us. One pick before Barry Sanders. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail        

Report: Jets Looking to Trade Up in Draft for Trent Richardson

Rex Ryan knows how to stir up controversy. And in an offseason which saw the Jets make headlines by trading for Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, the Jets appear on the verge of making another big-time splash. The Jets have apparently made contact with Alabama running back and top-five hopeful Trent Richardson, in what is looking like another draft-day deal for the Jets, according to...

Browns trade up to No. 3 in NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns say they have moved up from the No. 4 spot to No. 3 in the NFL draft A team spokesman confirmed the Browns have swapped picks with the Minnesota Vikings. Cleveland also will give Minnesota a fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round pick in this year's draft. The Browns, who had a league-high 13 picks, are expected to use the No. 3 selection on Alabama running...

Bucs' sly maneuvers land two first-rounders

TAMPA For weeks, the talk focused on Louisiana State cornerback Morris Claiborne, sprinkled with speculation about Alabama tailback Trent Richardson. But Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran a misdirection play moving down two slots on the first-round ladder while three other teams climbed ahead of them and landed the player they said they were targeting all along. Who...

Q&A with Buccaneers' GM Mark Dominik

TAMPA It's hard to find many realistic scenarios these days in which Alabama tailback Trent Richardson tumbles to the fifth pick of the three-day NFL Draft kicking off Thursday night at 8 and into the awaiting embrace of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Conventional wisdom suggests that the Cleveland Browns, selecting in the fourth position, will snatch up the highly touted Crimson...

Final notes on Browns' 2012 draft

Perhaps the 2012 draft was about the Cleveland Browns making sure they did not miss out an opportunities. Team president Mike Holmgren said he urged General Manager Tom Heckert to trade up for Trent Richardson, and he added the Browns were not willing to take a chance on missing Brandon Weeden when they picked 22nd. Regarding Richardson, Holmgren said the one bit of advice he gave...

NFL Draft: Browns to Acquire No. 3 Pick from Vikings

In fear of potentially being jumped, the Cleveland Browns have traded up to the third-overall pick in order to acquire Alabama running back Trent Richardson.  Reported first by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, this move solidifies the Browns’ first first-round selection, allowing Tom Heckert’s scenario board to unfold knowing that the backfield has been addressed. A three-down back,...

Broncos appear likely to trade down in draft

The NFL Draft will begin in less than half an hour and the trades have already started.  The Cleveland Browns have traded up to the third overall selection (via the Minnesota Vikings) to select Alabama running back Trent Richardson, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Browns traded picks in the 1st, 4th, 5th and 7th rounds to move up one spot.  There were several other teams...
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