Photo of Weston Richburg
Grade
5.32 ?
  • 5.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 106.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.63 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 298LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Started all 50 games he played in, which was a school record. 2013: First-team All-MWC selection after starting 14 games at center. 2012: Honorable mention All-MWC pick after starting 12 games at center. 2011: Second-team All-MWC pick after starting all 12 games (10 at center, two at tackle). 2010: Honorable mention All-MWC pick after starting all 12 games (three at guard, nine at center). 2009: Redshirted. High school: Played quarterback and linebacker as freshman before growing out of the position.

Analysis

Strengths

Good snap-and-step quickness. Maneuvers to gain positioning. Good mobility -- gets out of the chute quickly as a puller and demonstrates nice body control. Good awareness. Energetic and aggressive temperament. Durable, 49-game starter. Vocal team leader with outstanding intangibles. Two-time team captain.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal girth and could be stressed by widebody nose tackles. Average hip snap -- lacks body power to blow defensive tackles off the ball. Lacks elite athleticism to execute reach blocks. Can improve grip strength to better control defenders (average sustain) -- slides off some blocks. Inconsistent contact balance, especially at the second level where he can be more efficient connecting and fitting.

Bottom Line

Adequate-sized, smart, experienced, competitive center who commanded the offensive line, made all the calls and was a team leader for the Rams. At worst, should stick as a backup, but has developmental value and starter potential in a zone scheme. Could help himself by proving versatile enough to back up at guard.
-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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