"When I see myself on film, I pat myself on the back," Richardson told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
"It wasn't overwhelming," Richardson said of the switch from college to the NFL. "The practices that we had were so intense last year. Practices were harder than the games for me throughout the year, believe it or not."
Some bumped on Richardson bragging to reporters in December that he'd likely go No. 1 in a re-do of last year's draft, but here's the kicker: He's right.
Considering New York's weakened and banged-up secondary, there might not be a more important player on this year's Jets defense.