Richardson rated number 3 overall by rookiedraft.com.
that list has matt barkley at 7 and tank carradine at 8. think about that.
He's got Werner at 2? Barkley at 7??
Not sure I put a lot of faith in this ranking.
He was 7th overall on Mayock's list. (Floyd was #2 and Star #11)
He was 15th overall on Brandt's list. (Floyd was #4 and Star #22)
He was 14th overall on Jeremiah's list. Floyd and Star were #3 and #4)
He was absolutely a fair value pick at #13. Wasn't a reach at all. Issue is really about his relative value compared to Floyd and Star.
I'm sure Ryan Leaf was ranked pretty high too... just saying.
Why does anyone care where someone was ranked on some other guy's list that's making a guess?
Player Comparison: J.J. Watt. I don't think that Richardson will turn into as a good of a player as Watt. However of all the players in the NFL, Richardon's non-stop motor and style of play is the most reminiscent of Watt. Both players also have explosiveness and the instincts to make impact plays even when not recording sacks. Watt (6-5, 295), a second-year pro, and Richardson have almost identical measurements with length and speed. Watt is a better player in the NFL than he was in college and Richardson definitely has that potential.
YEAH IDZIK! hahaha.
I can tell that site isn't legit because it only lists height weight 40