Photo of Cyril Richardson
Drafted By: Bills

Combine Results

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

Draft Analysis:

"He has worked hard to lose that weight and that hard work paid off at Baylor's pro day, when he looked very good; he looked like the Richardson we remembered from a year ago when he was one of the most highly regarded offensive line prospects in the nation. He had gotten too heavy in 2013 and did not move well enough to be considered a top line prospect." -- Gil Brandt

  • 6'5" Height
  • 34 5/8" Arm Length
  • 329LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

New Orleans native who moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina. Redshirted in 2009. Played 12 games in 2010, starting four at left guard. Did not play against Texas. Moved to left tackle in 2011 and started all 13 games, grading out at 80.8 percent with 70 knockdowns. Started 12 of 13 games at left guard in 2012, grading out at 89.8 percent with 105 knockdowns. Lone non-start was against Kansas when he was suspended for the first half by the Big 12 for kicking an Iowa State player in the groin. Was an Outland Trophy finalist in 2013, when he started all 13 games at left guard, grading out at 89 percent with 89 knockdowns. Was the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year (coaches) his final two seasons.

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

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.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Massive road grader with enough mass to re-establish the line of scrimmage in the run game. Versatility to play right tackle adds to value, and he has the physical tools to compete readily in a man-blocking scheme if the game is kept simple. Has a bust factor.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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