Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/1/12
NFL teams are constantly watching and evaluating the talent at the college level, in order to make the best selections in April’s Draft. After doing my own evaluation of the needs of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I discuss how I would use Tampa Bay's picks in this year’s Draft.   1.5.5: RB Trent Richardson, Alabama With the return of Ronde Barber and the offseason acquisition of Eric Wright, I think Tampa Bay should focus on the running back position and draft Richardson, over cornerback Morris Claiborne. While Richardson did well in 2009 and 2010 with 1,451 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns, 2011 was clearly his breakout year. In 2011, Richardson ran for 100 yards or more in a game nine times, finishing the season with 1,679 yards along with 21 rushing touchdowns. Richardson has great agility, speed and strength which helps him shed tacklers moving down the field, or fake out defenders in the open field. The only problem with selecting Richardson is that the Cleveland Browns could po...
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