Photo of Cyril Richardson
Grade
5.42 ?
  • 5.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 91.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.83 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 34 5/8" Arm Length
  • 329LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

2013: First-team AP All-American, first-team All-Big 12, Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year and finalist for the Outland Trophy (given to nation's top interior lineman). 2012: Second-team AP All-American, first-team All-Big 12 and Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year. 2011: Honorable mention All-Big 12 after starting all 13 games at left tackle. 2010: Played in 12 games and made four starts. 2009: Redshirted. Was a Hurricane Katrina refugee.

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size and girth with legitimate NFL strength. Sturdy base and heavy anchor -- squats a small house and is dependable in pass protection. Generates movement in the run game. Can work his hips and gain positioning. Walls off and seals. Packs a jolting punch and plays with a load in his hands -- latches on, controls and steers. Wins in a phone booth and can manhandle smaller linemen. Enough balance, coordination and foot speed to pull and trap effectively. Has played tackle and guard. Conditioned in an up-tempo, no-huddle offense.

Weaknesses

Average arm length. Bad body -- has a fleshy midsection and could stand to shed some bad weight. Lateral agility and recovery quickness are just adequate. Gets in trouble when his feet stall or he bends at the waist (slips off blocks). Intermittent intensity -- does not play violently or impose his will physically as often as he should. Could stand to become more of a nasty finisher. Has underachiever traits. Questionable motivation and passion for the game.

Bottom Line

Massive road grader with grown-man strength which enables him to reestablish the line of scrimmage in the run game and thwart the rush. Versatility to play right tackle adds to value and he has plug-and-play capability in a power scheme, though bust factor cannot be ignored.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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