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Trent Richardson says running backs are undervalued, and he doesn't like it.
Few have been drafted early in recent years as many NFL teams have shifted to a running back-by-committee approach. Richardson, considered the top back in this year's class, believes he's an every-down back worthy of a high pick. Last season, he ran for 1,679 yards and 21 touchdowns for Alabama and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. He also caught 29 passes for 338 yards and three more scores.
The only running back chosen in the first round last year was Richardson's former Crimson Tide teammate, Mark Ingram. In 2010, C.J. Spiller, Ryan Mathews and Jahvid Best were taken in the first round. Three backs were taken in the first round in 2009 and five in 2008.
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Alabama running back Trent Richardson will not take part in the on-field drills at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis after undergoing a minor knee surgery, according to an ESPN report.
Richardson, who is likely to be the first player at his position drafted, had his representatives send a memo to all 32 NFL teams notifying them of this procedure. Alabama's pro day is...
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NFL scouts hoping to catch a glimpse of the top RB on the board won't get that chance due to Richardson undergoing a recent knee surgery.
Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson will not take part in on-field drills at the NFL Combine this upcoming weekend after undergoing minor knee surgery.
Richardson's agent sent a memo to all 32 teams giving them the news of this procedure. Now, someone close to Richardson said it was "No big deal at all". But isnt it?
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Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson will not take part in on-field drills at the scouting combine in Indianapolis after undergoing minor knee surgery.
Richardson's representatives informed all 32 NFL teams of the surgery - and that he would be available by the end of March. His pro day is slated for March 7.
Richardson is projected as a high first-round pick after...
Alabama's Trent Richardson may have given one of the best 'one liners' at the NFL Scouting Combine this week, when discussing the cultivation of the Crimson Tide's mental toughness. But first, he explains why he should be the top running back in this year's draft…
Word broke today that Alabama RB Trent Richardson suffered a knee injury during preparation for the BCS Title Game and had arthroscopic surgery that will force him to miss this week’s NFL combine in Indy. He’s expected to do a full workout at Alabama’s Pro Day in March, but the injury could scare some teams [...]
Potential top-five draft selection Trent Richardson will not participate in on-field drills at the NFL combine after undergoing a “minor knee scope” three weeks ago.
NFL.com’s Jason LaCanfora reports that Richardson allegedly sustained an injury in a practice leading up to the BCS National Championship game and underwent the operation to alleviate discomfort. While he has reportedly...
Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson will not take part in on-field drills at the scouting combine later this week after undergoing minor knee surgery.
Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson will not take part in on-field drills at the scouting combine later this week due to a minor knee injury, a league source told the NFL Network on Wednesday.
Alabama RB Trent Richardson, the consensus top back in this year’s draft class, won’t be putting his talents on display at the NFL Combine this week.
That according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who reported that Richardson’s reps sent a memo to all 32 NFL clubs informing them of Richardson’s minor knee procedure to address discomfort three weeks ago. Richardson, according to...
Every year, an injury surprise pops up in connection with the Scouting Combine. This year, the first surprise comes from Alabama running back Trent Richardson. According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, Richardson suffered a knee injury in practice preceding the BCS national championship game last month. As a result, he had “minor” arthroscopic…