Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 4/26/12

When arguably the greatest running back in the history of the NFL played for your franchise, it only makes sense to ask his opinion when the team is rumored to be leaning toward drafting a new running back.

Most former athletes would give a boring, vanilla, vague nod of approval. But not Jim Brown. In an interview with ESPN radio, Jim Brown made it clear he doesn’t think Trent Richardson is anything special.

“I’m not overwhelmed with it,” Brown said of the idea that the Browns could take Richardson. “The problem is that he’s ordinary. I think he’s ordinary.”

Asked what about him is ordinary, Brown said, “the size, the speed, his moves.”

Asked if any running backs in this year’s draft impress him, Brown said, “Not really. It’s not a good year, obviously.”

Brown would go on to say that today’s NFL is a QB’s game, and if you look at the QBs and RBs on many recent Super Bowl teams, it’s a point hard to argue with. Still, with so many pundits saying Richardson is the best RB prospect since Adrian Peterson, it’s going to be awfully hard for the Browns to pass on a potential franchise RB who can easy some of the offensive burden from Colt McCoy and the WR group.

Perhaps that’s a little counter intuitive to how the best teams do it today, but it just might be the best option the Browns have.

[Related: The Relief of the Arrival of Draft Day]

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