Originally posted by nickbradley:
I'm sorry you didn't have a more lucid first post. Richardson is a franchise back with very few miles on the tires - since he split time with Ingram for a while.
If later round backs are equal to top 5 backs, why are backs drafted in the top 5???
How many teams draft RB's in the top 10, just to regret it down the road? Other than Adrian Peterson, name me a top 10 RB who was worth being picked where he was drafted? In the last 5+ years the only one even close is McFadden and hes also dealing with injuries so far in his career. Hell even Peterson might not look like he was worth where he was drafted if he doesn't come back fully healthy from his knee injury.
And yes, anyone can get hurt. But RB's take way more of a pounding that any other position. And you want to give up 3 valuable picks for a guy that is known for trying to run through defenders instead of avoiding big hits.
And while i agree that hes a special talent. Richardson's style of play with definitely lead him to a short career.
If he fell all that way to #30, sure i would take him (Won't happen). But i would never trade up to take him.