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Grade
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  • 4.66 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 197LBS. Weight

Overview

Despite the Spartans' lack of national attention from the media, Richmond certainly caught the attention of opposing defenses with nearly 50 more receptions than San Jose State's next most productive receiver. Finishing with 72 receptions for 832 yards and seven touchdowns earned the Richmond second-team All-WAC honors. Richmond, who only began playing football at Santa Ana Junior College, is as raw as they come but has the size and tools to warrant a second-day pick and development. Had an arm span of 33 3/8 inches and a hand span of 9 1/4 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Lean, athletic build with room for additional mass. Adequate initial quickness off the snap. Only a marginal route-runner, but is able to gain separation from defenders due to his natural agility and surprising straight-line speed. Shields the defender from the ball well. Natural hands for the reception. Flashes some body control to extend outside of his frame. Good vision and can make defenders miss in the open field. Only four years of playing the sport. Showed steady improvement each year. Ascending talent with enough upside to warrant development. Negatives: Raw. Production is based strictly on his size and athleticism. Needs considerable refining of his routes. Too often allows balls into his pads. Might lack explosive top-end speed. Bit of a long-strider who may never be able to sink his hips and burst out of his breaks.
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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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