"There's a reason why (Richardson) was taken third overall," Grigson said, via The Star. "That doesn't happen by happenstance. There's a lot that goes into that pick. Guys don't just throw darts at the third pick in the draft. He's done it at a high level his whole life.
"The thing about him is he plays the game the way it's meant to be played. He was born to run the football. He's a powerful back, a back that can avoid tacklers or run over them. He can catch the ball. He adds an element on third down. He's got a pretty broad skill set in a very compact 220-pound frame who happens to run a 4.48 (40-yard dash)."
Grigson knows there will be questions about why he traded for a player whom some believe has failed to live up to his pre-draft hype (Richardson has averaged just 3.5 yards per carry in his young NFL career). But Grigson expects things to be different for the former Alabama star now that he'll play with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and a potent passing offense.
"I know the numbers," Grigson said. "But the yardage is there. You see it when you're watching the film. Obviously if you have a guy that's your main threat in the offense, that's who defenses are going to key up. Trent isn't even near his ceiling. We're talking about the third pick in the draft, and that's not because he's a ham-and-egger."