Photo of Jordan Richards
Drafted By: Patriots
  • Round 2
  • Pick 32
  • Overall 64

Combine Results

5.22 ?
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 13 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.74 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.22 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.38 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Richards is a very smart safety. This is a bit of a reach for the Patriots; maybe two rounds early." -- Daniel Jeremiah

  • 5'11" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 211LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands


2014: First-team All-Pac-12. National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award. Started all 13 games

at strong safety. 2013: Honorable mention All-Pac-12. Second-team Capital One Academic All-American. Started all 14

games. 2012: Honorable mention All-Pac 12. Started all 14 games. 2011: Played in all 13 games with three starts.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.59 seconds
Vertical jump: 34 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet
20-yard short shuttle: 4.32 seconds



Team captain and defensive leader. Played some wide receiver in high school. Good hands with ability to make difficult interceptions. Attacks ball at high-point. Moves well as high-low safety. Extended range in run support and doesn't mind the physical side of the position. Has secondary motor for extended pursuit. Good football and personal character. Productive three-year starter.


Displays obvious coverage limitations. Below-average instincts when asked to play deep safety. Slow to see it, with marginal recovery speed. Struggles in man coverage. Grabby at the top of the route and lacks feet to match and mirror. Slow to digest route combinations out of bunch formations. Comes downhill against run quickly, but out of control at times. Needs improvement as a wrap-up tackler.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

NFL Comparison

Kurt Coleman

Bottom Line

A limited, run-support safety whose coverage issues could be an issue for NFL teams looking for diverse safety play. He's a willing tackler who plays with range in run support, but Richards' lack of instincts and ability to stick receivers in space could limit his NFL opportunities.
-Lance Zierlein
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.