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Trent Richardson: Colts have a first-round pick -- me

The Indianapolis Colts are without a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, due to the trade for Trent Richardson.

The running back, who averaged 2.9 yards per carry last season, disagrees with the sentiment that the Colts lack a top selection.

"I think we do have a first-round pick -- and that's me," Richardson said Wednesday, per ESPN.com. "They spent their money on me in the first round. No pressure toward proving to everybody else, just proving to me that I can be the best."

Richardson's confidence has been unwavering since the season ended, believing he can bounce back with a full offseason in the Colts' offense.

"As far as confidence, man, I can't wait. There's a lot that I want to do," Richardson said, via ProFootballlTalk. "I've been playing football my whole life. I never thought it would become a struggle for me. I look back at it and I say, 'Hey, you're still the guy, you're still the Trent Richardson you've always been. Just keep your mindset right.'"

Third-person usage aside, Richardson has the correct mindset entering the season. However, he will also have more competition for carries with Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw returning from injury.

The 22-year-old Richardson believes his play in 2014 can compensate for the first-round draft pick general manager Ryan Grigson gave up last year. However, the Colts will be missing an infusion of defensive talent that could have come via that first-rounder now held by the Cleveland Browns.

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