Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/5/13
Kansas City Chiefs WR Rico Richardson was the Southwestern Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2012, and had a productive career at Jackson State. Despite his production, Richardson went undrafted and eventually signed with the Chiefs. Richardson’s 4.38 speed helped him catch 60 passes for 1,153 yards (a 19.2-yard average) with 11 scores last season. At 6’1, 185 pounds, he has the size to be a big target down the field in exactly what coach Andy Reid wants in his offense. Richardson has taken advantage of every opportunity he has gotten and he’s working to be a member of a young and talented receiving corps. “I think I’m doing excellent,” Richardson said, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “I’m making plays, I’m impressing the coaches … you just don’t get as many reps, so you just don’t know. You run in your mind, how am I doing? Are they going to keep me? Special teams … anything … you’re always wondering.” “I love running the deep route,” Richardson said. “Either I’m going to win, or they’re going to hold. I’m always going to win the deep route, so it’s my favorite route. And if I’m running the short route, I get yards after the catch. That’s what it’s all about.” On why he wasn’t drafted: “I guess it was my size, coming out of high school, coming out of college, I was under the radar,” Richardson said, “but all my life I’ve proven everyone wrong, and showed I could do it, and now I’m here.”  
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