6-2/197 San Jose State
Pros: Has good speed and nice quickness. Has good hands and nice concentration. Is capable after the catch and does a nice job on reverses. Secures the ball before turning upfield. Shows nice body control and goes up for the ball.
Cons: Has a thin,lean frame. Needs to get stronger. Gives you little as a blocker. Lacks blazing speed. Not great after the catch because of less than ideal speed and thin build, making him fairly easy to tackle. Doesn't always show best ability to get vertical and time his jumps.
Overview: Richmond has some skill worth developing, but he's a bit of a project that lacks ideal upside. A former JUCO that was clearly the Spartans lone weapon in the passing game. Had 50 more catches than the team's second receiver.
NFL Forecast: With time and patience, I believe he might be a capable fourth option for a team that may be able to catch 20 or so passes a year. But he'll need to perform on special teams, become more polished and get stronger. He's a capable receiver, but nothing special in that department. He's a backup that could add decent depth. With a good QB and a pass-happy offense he could be a nice backup option. About the best you could hope for is another Nate Washington. But I don't think he'd even bring the occasional big play that Washington brings to the table.
ATL Forecast: If he could play on special teams, he could stick in Atlanta. He could be a decent fourth option down the road, but won't be a playmaker in the offense. Just be a guy that could make a defense pay for concentrating too much on White, Jenkins, and Douglas.
Value: A seventh round pick is about the best you could do for Richmond.
Scouting Reports of wide receivers in the 2009 NFL draft.
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