Paul Richardson‘s first season at Colorado was the school’s last year in the Big 12. He was on the team for their fist two years as members of the Pac-12 and will now be entering the 2014 NFL Draft. While at Colorado, Richardson totaled 156 receptions for 2,412 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Paul Richardson Combine Results
40-yard dash – 4.40 seconds*
Vertical jump – 38.0 inch
Broad jump – 124.0 inch
3-cone drill – 7.09 seconds
* = Combine top performer
(Courtesy of NFL.com)
As you can see from Richardson’s results at the Combine, he is a pretty fast guy. The Kansas City Chiefs could certainly use a quick and dynamic player to add on offense, especially in the wide receiver position.
Richardson is ranked as the tenth best receiver in this year’s draft and is projected to go sometime in the second round (CBSSports.com). The Chiefs will either have to select him with their first rounder or trade up to grab him in the second round.
Here’s what NFL.com lists as some of Richardson’s strengths:
“Jab steps and accelerates into routes. Fluid and field fast. Chews up ground with long strides. Stretches the field vertically and can run under deep throws. Can drive off corners, break off and work back to the quarterback. Can extend to pluck off his frame. Shows he’s capable of making the spectacular grab. Productive despite a poor supporting cast. Team captain.”
Sounds just like the kind of guy Kansas City can use on their squad. With notable free agent wide receivers being signed by other teams, the Chiefs more than likely will spend their first round pick on a receiver.
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