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Mike Mayock is highly respected around the league, often cited as one of the best analysts on television either calling games or presenting analysis (we're sure there are some of you that just hate everyone, including Mayock and that's cool). Mayock, a tenth-round safety out of Boston College that played two years for the New York Giants, believes that Alabama running back Trent Richardson is the best running back prospect to enter the NFL draft since Adrian Peterson.
"His size-speed ratio is great," Mayock said. "He's got tremendous feet for his size, really good balance and good vision."
Richardson was selected by our own Jason Garrison 17th overall in SB Nation's Pre-Combine Mock Draft earlier this morning. It was reported earlier this week that Richardson underwent a minor procedure on his knee, generating speculation that he could fall in the draft.
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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...
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…
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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.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson deals with everything the same way head on, and that goes for linebackers and the perception that RBs are no longer as important as they once were.
It doesn't matter that minor knee surgery kept Trent Richardson from running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Even if completely healthy and blazing fast by the time of his Pro Day late next month, Richardson still may not be able to zoom into the top 10 of April's draft despite having the talent to warrant such lofty status.
The University of Alabama star...
ViaAlabama is coming off a 21-0 win over the LSU Tigers in the BCS Allstate National Championship. How do they celebrate? They make a merman action figure of their starting quarterback complete with chest tattoo. Number 10 is prominently showed on his shirt that is ripped in half and there are definite ‘Bama bangs’ on him.Yup, that is AJ McCarron as a merman all right. I guess...
The last player who spoke to media members at the NFL Combine was Alabama safety Mark Barron. He was worth the wait.
Barron starred for Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, but he won’t get the chance to impress on the field. Barron had double hernia surgery after the season, and he’s still recovering. Still he impressed at the podium.
I asked him if he got a sense for him being NFL...
Defensive players at Alabama and LSU are preparing for Round 3 of their rivalry. This time, they're battling in Indianapolis, home of the NFL's annual scouting combine, and the winners won't take home a trophy but a bigger paycheck. Alabama's corner includes linebacker Courtney Upshaw, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and safety Mark Barron -- all possible first-round draft picks in...
Biggest Impacts at the CombineLooking at the NFL combine, people always tend to just watch the main players heading into the draft and sometimes those players let the fans down with their performances. That is not farther from the truth this year. The top players this year heading into the draft are none other than quarterbacks Andrew Luck (Stanford), Robert Griffin III (Baylor...