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Old 03-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #9
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Default Re: Official 2012 ISH NFL Mock Draft

With the fifth pick the Bucs select.....

Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
5-9, 228, 4.50 40

from draft countdown:
Outstanding size and bulk with a stout, sturdy build
Powerful w/ fantastic upper and lower body strength
Super tough, competitive, aggressive, physical runner
Remarkable balance, low center of gravity, nimble feet
Superb vision and natural instincts w/ good patience
Displays an impressive burst and is sneaky explosive
Showcases extra gear to pull away from defenders
Terrific between the tackles and keeps legs moving
Is fast enough to get to outside and turn the corner
Breaks a ton of tackles and is a load to bring down
Protects the football and won't put it on the ground
Soft hands and is a good receiver out of the backfield
Very reliable in pass protection with good awareness
Capable of carrying load yet hasn't been overworked
Great work ethic and is an animal in the weight room
Also exhibited some dynamic ability as a kick returner
Productive and excelled against top-notch competition

Tough pick for the Bucs as they lose out on the elite prospects such as Claiborne and Kalil. Claiborne would have been the best pick here as their secondary can use some help. As for Richardson he's an extremely explosive player and locked in as the best back in the draft by far. Schianno apparently likes the player alot and he would make a deadly combo with Blount. They will have an expolisve backfield that will be dangerous but this probably means that Blount will be on his way out in the near future as both probably consider themselves #1 backs. That offense is suddenly rejuvinated with the signings of Jackson and Nicks.
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