Photo of Weston Richburg
Drafted By: Giants
  • Round 2
  • Pick 11
  • Overall 43

Combine Results

Grade
5.34 ?
  • 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

Draft Analysis:

"Keep in mind folks, the Giants were the most aggressive I've seen them in free agency. They added tackle Charles Brown, guard John Jerry and guard Geoff Schwartz as free agents. They come back in the second round and add Richburg. The Giants are infusing more athleticism and youth on the offensive line. Last year they added Justin Pugh in the first round. They are getting more athletic on the line." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 298LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Also played basketball and threw the discus as a Texas prep. Tore his right ACL in high school and did not play his sophomore and junior seasons. Redshirted in 2009. Started all 12 games in 2010 (first three at strongside guard, final nine at center). Started all 12 games at 2011, including the first nine at center, before breaking a bone in his right (snapping) hand against San Diego State; stayed in the lineup by playing left tackle the next two games and right guard in the final game. Started all 26 games at center 2012-13. Established a school record with 50 career starts. Team captain.

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.

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.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

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
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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