Colts coach watches Colorado’s Paul Richardson

Indianapolis Colts wide receivers coach Charlie Williams was among the representatives from 26 teams on hand for Colorado’s pro day March 12. Seven players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Most were on hand to see wide receiver Paul Richardson, who was measured at 6-foot, 170 pounds. Richardson posted a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and ran a 4.23 short shuttle and 6.98 three-cone drill. He stood on the rest of his combine numbers.

The concern with Richardson has always been his slight frame and if he’ll have durability issues in the NFL. I spoke with him this morning and was told he now weighs 180 pounds, which is significant. What you don’t know now, however, is how those 10 extra pounds will affect him, especially his speed. He ran the 40 in 4.34 and 4.37 seconds at the combine — does he run the same speed at 180 pounds?

There was one other player of note at Colorado’s pro day:

Chidera Uzo-Diribe, DE/OLB: Uzo-Diribe (6-foot-2 1/4, 252 pounds) ran the 40 three times, posting times of 4.67, 4.69 and 4.70 seconds. He also had a 35-inch vertical, a 10-foot-1 broad jump, a 4.52 short shuttle and a 7.19 three-cone drill. He also put up the bar 21 times.

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