Is Alabama RB Richardson the best player in the draft?

“Winning” the NFL Draft is all about getting the best value. To that end,’s Bucky Brooks suggests the best player in this year’s draft might not even go in the first 10 picks.

Brooks writes: “…the valuation of (Alabama RB Trent) Richardson doesn’t match his talents. With an exceptional combination of speed, quickness and power, Richardson is a feature runner capable of grinding between the tackles or producing big plays on the perimeter. He routinely strings together three- and four-yard gains before breaking off explosive runs as defenders wear down in the game’s late stages. He finished the season with nine 100-yard games, with most of his production coming in the SEC. Given the conference’s esteemed reputation in NFL circles, scouts view Richardson’s output as a strong indicator of his pro potential.”

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